Amid Centene acquisition, WellCare withdraws protest against Texas STAR+PLUS Awards

WellCare of Texas formally withdrew its protest against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care contract awards

The withdrawal comes after Centene announced this week that it had received the regulatory go ahead for a $17.3 billion acquisition of WellCare.

The deal has significant implications for the Medicaid managed care landscape in several states.

The STAR+PLUS contracts were awarded to Aetna, Anthem/Amerigroup, Centene/Superior, El Paso Health, Molina, andUnitedHealthcare. 

Implementation is scheduled to begin September 1, 2020.

 

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