Michigan HMOs lobbying for permission to pursue exclusive contracts

January 16, 2016

A move is underway in Michigan to privatize the public non-profit mental health system by turning over $2.4 billion in state funding to Medicaid HMOs, some of which are owned by for-profit insurers. The Michigan Association of Health Plans has mounted a lobbying effort to gain state approval next year to bid for the potentially lucrative contracts that now are exclusively in the public health sector. 
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