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Chad Terhune

Chad Terhune previously covered the business of healthcare, including medical costs, patient safety and the rollout of the federal health law.  Prior to joining in 2012, he was an award-winning reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Businessweek. Chad spent more than a decade at the Journal and his stories on health insurance won a National Press Club award. At Businessweek, his stories on health reform and subprime mortgages earned recognition from the New York Press Club and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He graduated from the University of Florida. Terhune left The Times in January 2016.
Coverage denied: Medicaid patients suffer as layers of private companies profit

Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, determined that a Long Beach company improperly denied or delayed care for at least 1,400 patients — driving home the potential dangers of outsourcing care for poor people.

Billions of tax dollars flow to private Medicaid plans. But is anyone minding the store?

Some experts ask whether insurance companies — now receiving hundreds of billions in public money — are earning their Medicaid checks.

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