On August 25, 2022, the California Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) issued a news release announcing its intent to award contracts for its Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) managed care plan (MCP) contracts. The organizations announced include Molina Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan, and Health Net. The selected MCOs will go through a readiness review period from October 2022 through December 31, 2023. The plans will go live on January 1, 2024, and run through December 31, 2028. Prior to this solicitation, each state county was responsible for its own procurement process. The procurement affects three million . . .