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February 20, 2020

Centene and WellCare Merger Concentrates Control of Managed Medicaid Programs

In spite of the objections made by the American Hospital Association, the Medical Association of Georgia, Georgia Pharmacy Association, and Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, the merger of Centene and WellCare was approved by Georgia regulators. Centene-WellCare will now cover over 60% of Georgia’s managed HMO Medicaid program membership.  The objections raised by providers about the merger pointed out that, WellCare has not fared well with HEDIS measures.