How Well Does Managed Care Work for the Medicaid Disabled Patients? Not Well.

We have previously reported on the tremendous success of pilot programs in which the Medicaid homebound disabled are able to manage their own health care dollars (think: HSAs for the chronically ill). What about managed care? Here are the study’s principal findings: Mandatory Medicaid managed care enrollees are 24.9 percent more likely to wait more than 30 minutes to see a provider, 32 percent more likely to report a problem accessing a specialist, and 10 percent less likely to receive a flu shot. (HT to Jason Shafrin.)

Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Joe S. says:


  2. Tom H. says:

    A surprising finding, considering how bad regular Medicaid is.