Molina Healthcare Medicaid Plans Ranked Among “U.S. News / NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2009-10”

Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH), today announced that U.S. News and World Report has ranked all of Molina’s eligible subsidiary Medicaid health plans in California, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah and Washington among “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” in the magazine’s annual report measuring the quality and performance of the nation’s Medicaid health plans.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Molina’s Medicaid plans have been included in “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans,” a report compiled in collaboration with the respected National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” is a trademark of U.S. News & World Report.

Molina Healthcare continues to be among the leaders in NCQA Accreditations with seven accredited health plans in California, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Washington. According to recent data, approximately 24% of the nation’s Medicaid plans are NCQA Accredited. Molina Healthcare’s subsidiary health plans make up 9% of the NCQA Accredited Medicaid organizations.

“It is a major accomplishment to have all of our eligible health plans recognized as America’s best Medicaid managed care health plans for the fifth year in a row,” said J. Mario Molina, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc. “It demonstrates that our highest priority continues to be providing our members with access to quality care while working closely with our healthcare providers.”

In the overall national ranking of Medicaid health plans, Molina Healthcare of Utah ranks No. 36, Molina Healthcare of Michigan ranks No. 39, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico ranks No. 49, Molina Healthcare of Washington ranks No. 52, Molina Healthcare of Ohio ranks No. 58 and Molina Healthcare of California ranks No. 71.

More information on the U.S. News & World Report featured article, “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans,” and the complete report, which also includes rankings of Medicare, and commercial health plans throughout the United States, can be found at www.usnews.com/healthplans.

About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare, Inc. is a multi-state managed care organization that arranges for the delivery of health care services to persons eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, and other government-sponsored programs for low-income families and individuals. Altogether, Molina Healthcare's licensed health plan subsidiaries in California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Washington currently serve approximately 1.4 million members. More information about Molina Healthcare, Inc. can be obtained at www.molinahealthcare.com.

Contacts:

Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Public Relations
Kathleen O’Guin, 562-951-8305

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