Archive for January 10th, 2009

Evercare of Texas Fined More than $1 Million

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

DALLAS — A health-care company hired to manage a program for elderly Texans as part of a broad privatization plan was fined more than $1 million by the state in the past year over mounting complaints that included delayed or denied medical care.

Evercare of Texas, a unit of Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group, has drawn the ire of some powerful Austin lawmakers over its management of preventative and long-term care for the state’s most vulnerable, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday in the first of a four-part investigative series.