Advocates Urge More Government Oversight Of Medicaid Managed Care

Jenni Bergal, writing for Kaiser Health News in collaboration with USA Today, reports: "Advocates and experts say that the need for When the federal government recently gave Florida the green light to vastly expand its experiment with privatizing Medicaid, patient advocates quickly raised an alarm. They cited serious problems with the state’s five-county pilot managed care program and urged close monitoring of the companies that run private Medicaid plans to ensure that they don’t scrimp on care. oversight is growing nationally as states have increasingly contracted out the huge state-federal program for the poor to insurance companies, aiming to control costs and improve quality through close management of patient care" (Bergal, 7/5). Read the story.

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