The Obama administration released new rules Monday for private insurance companies that offer managed care plans through Medicaid.

Similar to initiatives the administration has imposed on insurers participating in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) marketplace, some of the new rules are aimed at making sure that those enrolled in Medicaid plans have reasonable access to doctors and medical facilities in their area.

Roughly two-thirds of the 72 million Medicaid enrollees get their services through a third party insurer. The rate of private sector participation in Medicaid differs by state, with some states still operating Medicaid entirely on their own and others that rely entirely on private insurers.

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