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Modest gains in health plan membership

Membership growth in 2009 is expected to be modest, with growth in the low single-digit percentage range, according to the “2009 Managed Care Index Report” issued by the KPMG Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Institute. The one area that has seen growth in membership is the Medicaid managed care population, with states embracing managed care as a means to control the cost of health care.

Breakdown of insurers’ membership: big differences

Source: KPMG Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Institute, 2009 Managed Care Industry Report

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