Friday, February 03, 2012

Dion Lefler: Largest insurer in Kansas declines to participate in governor’s Medicaid reform @ Kansas City Star

" ... The state’s largest insurance company has decided it doesn’t want to participate in Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to move Medicaid patients into privatized managed-care programs.
In a letter addressed “Dear provider,” Angie Strecker, director of institutional relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, said the insurer “has decided not to submit a proposal to the state to be a Medicaid contractor.”
State Rep. Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat, said it brings into question the financial feasibility of the governor’s plan to shift the care of poor and disabled Kansans to private health maintenance organizations.
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