Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 3, P592-609 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0103 View full text
Marion Danis, Marjorie Ginsburg, Susan Dorr Goold

Abstract: Medi-Cal, like other Medicaid programs around the U.S., has been pressed to cut its budget. We report the results of a project using the CHAT (Choosing Healthplans All Together) exercise, designed to ascertain the priorities of disabled adult Medi-Cal beneficiaries to inform any decisions regarding Medi-Cal benefits. Participants voiced greatest interest in maintaining a wide spectrum of benefits and access to a large pool of providers and were most willing to restrict pharmacy benefits. The resulting findings…

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