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Governor Focuses on Health

December 5, 1996
By: Ciprian Baltoiu
State Capital Bureau

The Governor's office says managed care reform will be a major focus for the next legislative session.

Ciprian Baltoiu has the story from Jefferson City
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Governor's spokesman Chris Sifford says the HMO bill prepared for the next legislative session has the governor's special attention.

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Contents: We have not taken a position pro or con however clearly consumer protection and quality of insurance with managed care plans will be a major legislative agenda item next session.

After three months of hearings the governor's legislative committee has decided on changes to improve Missouri's managed health care system.

The joint committee plans to try to introduce the bill in January.

Sifford says the governor's office plans to take part in the managed care debates during the upcoming session.

From Jefferson City,I'm Ciprian Baltoiu