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Calif. system seeks to launch health plan
Modern Healthcare

MemorialCare Health System, Fountain Valley, Calif., is planning to launch its own health plan following the acquisition of certain assets of Universal Care, Long Beach, Calif. The six-hospital system, which serves Southern California, said in a news release that it has filed an application with the state’s Department of Managed Care to license its newly formed Seaside Health Plan. The plan will support Medi-Cal beneficiaries and participate in the California Children’s Services demonstration project that focuses on pediatric patients with ongoing medical conditions.