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MANAGED CARE December 2008. © MediMedia USA
News and Commentary<br/> <br/>

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MANAGED CARE December 2008. ©MediMedia USA
News and Commentary

The top 10 health plans were announced by U.S. News & World Report and the NCQA. The report identified the top commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. Coming in at number 1 again this year among commercial plans was Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Maine and Massachusetts, with Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, Grand Valley Health Plan, and Geisinger Health Plan rounding out the top five. . . . Pricewaterhouse-Coopers projects that President-elect Obama’s proposed reform of the U.S. health system would cost the federal government $75 billion in 2009 dollars, the equivalent of $2,500 per newly insured person. The research is presented in “Healthcare Policy in an Obama Administration: Delivering on the Promise of Universal Coverage.”. . . Two Kaiser Permanente plans received four-star ratings, the highest rating possible, from the California Office of the Patient Advocate. The score card rates the state’s largest HMOs based on   measures for  nine health conditions including asthma, back pain, diabetes, and heart care.

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