TITLE

Focus groups showed lack of support for penalty-based systems

PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Aug2011, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes how focus groups in West Virginia that were formed to deliberate on the state's plan to impose penalties on Medicaid beneficiaries who do not meet certain behavioral requirements generally frowned upon the proposal. It focuses on the studies made by Joan Alker of the Georgetown Center for Children and Families regarding giving credits to Medicaid beneficiaries who follow certain rules. It explores how public perception is geared toward health incentive plans.
ACCESSION #
64371492

 

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