Update: The Independent ran the story and it includes a quote from the Bob Freeman who stated "...nothing in state law or health-care regulations barred CenCal from this practice." It makes me wonder... just because something isn't barred by law or regulations, does that make it right?
And, more from Noozhawk.
Original Post: The managed MediCal plan for my county and the one to the north is accused of something that might see like a bit of double taxation. If Blue Shield is correct, CenCal was being paid with taxpayer money to provide coverage to Medicaid beneficiaries, and because they shifted responsibility over to Blue Shield, any taxpayers who also had their own Blue Shield insurance plan were also subsidizing the cost for these complex care patients through their rates. Below is the full press release. It will be interesting to see how this is resolved.