Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Connecticut Rejecs Managed Care for Medicaid

Connecticut's new Governor, Dannel Malloy, has announced that the HUSKY program -- which includes Medicaid and SCHIP -- along with the Charter Oak Health Plan will be transitioned out of managed care and into a self-insured model that will both save the State money and provide better care for members. Chronic disease management and medical homes will become part of the picture, and the State will expand the "Money Follows the Person" program, allowing seniors to leave nursing homes and find support in the community.

Although a lot of us were advocating for this for a long time, kudos and thanks go to Ellen Andrews and Sheldon Toubman, two tireless advocates who lived and breathed for this moment for the past 10 years. Jennifer

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