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States find it hard to pull plug on managed care providers
Washington Post

In Florida, a national managed-care company’s former top executives were convicted in a scheme to rip off Medicaid. In Illinois, a state official concluded two Medicaid plans were providing “abysmal” care. In Ohio, a nonprofit paid millions to settle civil fraud allegations that it failed to screen special needs children and faked data.

Despite these problems, state health agencies in these and other states continued to contract with the companies to provide services to patients on Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled.

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