Posted by: arnegrim | February 22, 2011

Private care plans vs Medicaid

“Desperate to rein in rising Medicaid costs, Tennessee last year became the sixth state to require its frailest and costliest patients — the elderly and disabled who need long-term care — to enroll in managed care plans.”

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/2011-02-21-longtermcare21_ST_N.htm?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+usatoday-NewsTopStories+(News+-+Top+Stories)

But wait… I thought a government-run single-payer system was the cheapest?  And Medicaid / Medicare were/are the poster-child’s of that…?

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