Remember the old Mr. Goodwrench commercials?
“You can pay me now,” intoned the narrator, “or you can pay me later.” That’s the dilemma states are facing as they put more Medicaid patients into managed-care plans to cut costs.
Bloomberg Government health-care policy analyst Christopher Flavelle looked at managed-care plans in the five most populous states, including New York and California. His Bloomberg Government Study found large managed-care plans provided health care that was significantly and consistently worse than the national median.
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