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Medi-Cal Moving to Managed Care Model
The California Report

As of June 1, hundreds of thousands of disabled Medi-Cal recipients will start to move into managed care health plans. Instead of paying for every doctor or hospital visit as it does now, the state pays insurers a set fee to meet the patient’s medical needs. State health officials see managed care as a cheaper and more efficient way to run the program, and some for-profit insurance companies see good business.