Pain & Profit

Number 28478
Subject Health Care
Source Dallas Morning News
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Publication Date June 2018 and August 2018
Summary Pain & Profit revealed the terrible consequences of Texas officials' decision to turn over medical care for the state's sickest and most vulnerable citizens to for-profit health care companies. Foster children were denied critical nursing, disabled adults suffered without adequate treatment, and severely sick children lost access to their doctors -- all while companies received billions of dollars of taxpayer money. The state failed to oversee the corporations it hired; when it was told of problems, it covered them up. Our investigation into what's know as Medicaid managed care, which highlights a national problem, has already led to major changes in Texas.
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Keywords health care, medical care, foster children, disabilities, Medicaid, Texas
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