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In a shift of policy, California will no longer push low-income Californians who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid into managed care.
With a big merger pending, the health insurance giant is slammed with a $415,000 penalty from state regulators for inadequate attention to consumer complaints.
The Department of Managed Health Care approves the sale of Health Net to Centene. Next up: the Department of Insurance.
Medically fragile children in a special state program will get a reprieve from a proposal to switch them into managed care plans.
The endorsement of the California Association of Health Plans is key to a deal that would allow the state to avoid major budget cuts by taxing managed care plans.
Several insurers have endorsed a proposal for a new $1.1 billion tax on managed care organizations, which would end months of negotiations.
State officials had some pointed questions for health insurers last week during a hearing on the proposed sale of Health Net to Centene.
The proposed compromise would avert $1 billion in budget cuts but still must be approved by a two-thirds majority in the legislature.
If calling a special legislative session didn’t work, what’s next on Gov. Brown’s agenda to replace the loss of the $1 billion managed care organization tax?