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Disappearing Doctor

May 05, 1991

As millions of working Americans remain uninsured, the rest of us are herded into HMOs. In my family's case, the last straw was a $7,000 bill for a child's tonsillectomy.

I sympathize with Allina. We very reluctantly left behind some excellent and caring physicians. Now a visit to the local HMO is about as personal as a trip to Fedco. Is this the future of American medicine?

SANDY HACK

Culver City

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