Democrats want wider health care coverage. Republicans want privatization of government programs. They’re both getting their way with the Medicaid program for children and the poor.
Medicaid’s expansion under the Affordable Care Act has drawn lots of attention, although some states have resisted. Medicaid, which serves nearly 68 million Americans, is state-run with the majority of its finances coming from Washington.
But Medicaid management has also undergone profound change, with states increasingly outsourcing the care to private insurers such as Aetna, Centene and UnitedHealthcare. Read the full article here. »