Despite a ruling from an Iowa Administrative Law Judge, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says there’s no need to delay his Medicaid managed care plan changes.
The judge asked the state to throw out one of the private companies selected to offer Medicaid plans in Iowa.
“The initial idea was we would have from two to four, so if the administrative law judge’s preliminary recommendation is adopted, we could move forward with the three,” said Branstad.
WellCare is the company the judge asked to have removed from the governors plan. The company has come under scrutiny in other states where it also offers coverage.
Medicaid managed care in Iowa is to start January 1st, but the state still must obtain a federal waiver for the program.
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