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More than 200,000 Los Angeles County residents to be forced into managed health care
Los Angeles Daily News

Thousands of elderly and disabled Californians will be pushed into managed health care plans soon under a state pilot project, but doctors’ groups and patient advocates have found a number of problems with the program that could threaten care for the most medically fragile. Called Cal MediConnect, the project is touted as a voluntary, three-year pilot.

The state’s Department of Health Care Services and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) described it as a way to “help those eligible receive coordinated medical, behavioral health, and long-term institutional, and home-and community-based services through a single organized delivery system.”