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Will Medicaid patients lose in WellPoint purchase of Amerigroup?
Los Angeles Times

WellPoint’s nearly $5-billion acquisition of Medicaid provider Amerigroup is a bet by one of the country’s largest private insurers that there are big bucks to be made from publicly funded coverage.

It’s also an indication that private insurers expect cash-strapped states increasingly to give them the job of managing medical plans for low-income people.