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This Is What Happens When You Let a For-Profit Company Run Public Benefits

Becky Dernbach  |   Mother Jones   |   December 16, 2019

Children lost health coverage, pharmacies stopped filling prescriptions, and seniors were unable to access the care they needed due to problems at Maximus, a private company that administers public services like state Medicaid programs and food stamps, according to a new report from the Government Contractor Accountability Project.

“Problems at Maximus have at times directly impeded vulnerable Americans from accessing the health services that they desperately needed,” the report, released last month, says. “Maximus has also been implicated in performance failures that affect the security of health system information, health care provider payments, and stewardship of public dollars.”

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