Medicaid puts more clients in managed care

Medicaid puts more clients in managed care

Inside his family’s trailer home, Israel Cortes sits in his bomber jacket at the kitchen table, doing his best to talk despite the tracheotomy tube in his throat.

Communicating in whispers and handwritten notes, Cortes, 60, is frustrated at the slow pace of his recovery from a stroke but relieved to be home with his mother and brother after four months in a nursing home.

“The nursing home was a place to go and die,” he tells his case worker from Sunshine Health, a Medicaid managed care plan.

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