Texas | Fall | 2010 | Health Plan Analysis

Texas employers are making only minor benefit changes to retain grandfathered status, including small increases to drug copays. The next state budget includes a major expansion of managed Medicaid and would carve in the drug benefit, giving MCOs more control over drug benefit administration. HealthSpring's planned purchase of Bravo Health could shake up the Medicare market by giving the insurer entrance to El Paso and San Antonio.