Enrollment in managed Medicaid plans rises; WellPoint exec opposes drug price increases;

> Enrollment in managed Medicaid plans is on the rise, growing 11 percent from June 2008 to June 2009 and reaching more than 33.6 million. Estimates for 2010 show managed Medicaid enrollment up an additional 5 percent to 35 million, reports Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> WellPoint's chief financial officer Wayne DeVeydt thinks that drugmakers pushing "unreasonable" price increases, such as KV Pharmaceutical Co.'s attempt to charge $1,500 per shot for a pregnancy therapy, may hurt insurance companies' results this year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Article

> Aetna has become the third major California insurer to roll back insurance rate hikes after postponing the increases. Aetna's individual policies rates will rise an average of 12.2 percent beginning July 1, cut down from an average of 17.9 percent, the Los Angeles Times reports. Article

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