Jeff Myers tells The Hill, “It seems to me that the exchange products that work best are ones that, rather than just open up a giant network and provide lots of services, really look at, are there services that we can open up and drive that will improve health outcomes and reduce cost?” News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Kansas and Nebraska.
Advocating For More Managed Care
[Jeff] Myers is the top advocate for insurers under Medicaid managed care, where states will contract with a private company to run their Medicaid programs. … And the model is growing: Nearly 55 million people — about three-fourths of all Medicaid enrollees — are now covered under managed care, a sharp increase even in the past three years, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. … The [health law] marketplaces, also called exchanges, have been plagued this year by insurers dropping out or hiking …
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