Medicaid Expansion Outlook Grim

A strong House source says that Medicaid expansion is highly unlikely next session.  “It has about the same chance that it had last year.” 


Instead they’re looking at pursuing a Medicaid reform package.  And two sources are saying that “reform” means putting the state’s Medicaid program totally under a managed care company.


If that’s how this is going down, then there’ll be a major scrum over who gets that contract.  Though there might be one minor quibble for the non-believers… would the managed care operators actually save the state money?



Originally in October 14 MOScout.