Expected Growth of Medicaid Managed Care Brings Concern
About half of current Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolled in private managed care plans. In 2014, an estimated 16 million additional U.S. residents will be eligible for Medicaid under the health reform law. Patient advocates and some physicians say Medicaid managed care plans can limit choice and fail to curb costs.
- "Medicaid Managed Care Programs Grow; So Do Issues" (Galewitz, USA Today/Kaiser Health News, 11/12).