Lawmaker wants Dallas-Fort Worth out of troubled healthcare program
Dallas Morning News, March 16, 2009
A North Texas lawmaker has moved to kill a troubled program that was supposed to improve care for about 78,000 elderly and disabled Medicaid patients. A bill by state Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, calls for the state to end the integrated care management program in 13 counties and sever its contract with the Evercare unit of UnitedHealth Group. The state has fined Evercare repeatedly and ordered it to increase staff and fix other problems, but lawmakers have continued to receive complaints about the program.