The Detroit News Opinion: Make wise behavioral health plan

They often say the best predictor of future behavior is what we have done in the past. As the Legislature is examining how best to integrate physical health care with behavioral health care within the Medicaid/publicly-funded system, the current proposed language is pointing to the Medicaid Health Plans as the best solution. But this must be considered carefully.

A representative of the Michigan Association of Health Plans recently said he “believes it’s in the best interest of patients and state taxpayers to proceed with at least some pilots to show whether better managed care can provide better outcomes.”

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