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The Four-Party System

Who does health care reform affect?  Charles Kroncke and Ronald White organize individuals into the following four major stakeholder groups: First-party patients.  The patients who seek care. Second-party providers.  These include hospitals,  physicians, nurses, physical therapists, dentists, and pharmaceutical companies. Third-party payers.  The payers are generally either private insurance companies or government programs such as […]

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