Elderly and disabled Medicaid patients and the people who care for them are facing some of the biggest changes in the history of the government insurance program as a result of the new state budget.

Nearly all must choose a Medicaid HMO quickly, a shift in the way their health care has been managed that is causing uncertainty and anxiety.

Four private HMOs approved by the state are working overtime this summer to enroll 45,000 people and take over the reimbursement of millions of dollars to thousands of providers. Read More