Getting the Best Out of Managed Care Fact Sheet 1

How can this information help me?
The health care system in the U.S. has gone through a lot of changes in the past few years. Sometimes it is hard to know how the system now works. You may have trouble deciding which type of health care is best for you. We often have to choose between health plans that look alike at first.

These five fact sheets will try to help you understand how the system works and how to choose the best health plan for you and your family. First, we will explain a little about the health care system. It?s important to know how the system works so that you will know what kinds of questions to ask. We?ll also explain some of the terms that you will need to know. Next, we?ll tell you about the different ways that health plans get graded. If you know how the grading is done, you can tell better which health plan is best for you and your family. We will help you find information you?ll need to choose a health plan wisely.

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