Modest gains in health plan membership
MANAGED CARE July 2009. ©MediMedia USA
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