Maxicare to Eliminate Medicare+Choice Plan in Los Angeles and Orange Counties
Maxicare Health Plans Inc. will eliminate its Medicare+Choice coverage in Los Angeles and Orange counties, effective Aug. 31, the Los Angeles Times reports. The move, which comes after the company had tried to sell its HMOs "piecemeal," will affect about 7,700 Medicare beneficiaries. Maxicare declared bankruptcy May 25 after state regulators "seized control" of the company. The company, which has 250,000 members, ended its Medicare+Choice coverage in San Bernardino and Riverside counties last year (Los Angeles Times, 7/31).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.