Editorial: Brown’s Managed Care Plan the ‘Right’ Start
State officials "want to proceed more cautiously" with Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) plan to cut $3.6 billion from Medi-Cal spending over the next four years by shifting individuals eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare into managed care plans, but California's "fiscal realities cannot be ignored," a LosÂ Angeles Times editorial states. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. According to the editorial, "Policymakers and health care providers must change the financial incentives in Medi-Cal and deliver more value for the dollar through better coordinated, more effective care." It concludes, "The governor's proposal may not be the complete answer, but it's the right starting point."
- "Healing Medi-Cal" (Los Angeles Times, 3/9).