Legislators Start Talking About Changing Medicaid

Legislators Start Talking About Changing Medicaid

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -

(AP) - Lawmakers are trying to ease the financial burden Medicaid places on Alabama by passing a bill designed to streamline the $5.63 billion program's operational system.

The bill under consideration could change the present "fee-for-service" basis of Medicaid payments to a for-profit, managed care plan or a combination of nonprofit and for-profit companies.

The Medicaid Advisory Committee commissioned by Gov. Robert Bentley does not want to use for-profit managed care companies.

More than 930,000 people use Medicaid the in state. Trimming services to patients is not on the table.

The Legislature will continue work on the bill next week.

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