Molina Healthcare of Utah Medicaid Plan Ranked among "America's Best"

Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH), today announced that U.S.News and World Report has ranked Molinas subsidiary Medicaid health plan in Utah among Americas Best Health Plans in the magazines annual report measuring the quality and performance of the nations Medicaid health plans. Molinas plans in New Mexico, Washington, Michigan, and California were also ranked among 186 Medicaid plan submissions.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that Molinas Medicaid plans have been included in Americas Best Health 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.

I am extremely pleased that our Utah health plan has made the list of Americas best Medicaid managed care health plans for the fourth year in a row. It is a testament to our constant focus on quality care, patient access and partnership with our healthcare providers, said J. Mario Molina., M.D., president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc.

In the overall national ranking of Medicaid health plans, Molina Healthcare of Utah ranks No. 23, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico ranks No. 45, Molina Healthcare of Washington ranks No. 41, Molina Healthcare of Michigan ranks No. 37 and Molina Healthcare of California ranks No. 69.

For plans that are listed among Americas Best, quality is integrated into the culture of an organization from top to bottom, said NCQA President Margaret E. OKane. Americas Best Health Plans identifies those plans and helps consumers make informed decisions based on reliable data.

More information on the U.S.News & World Report featured article, Americas Best Health Plans, and the complete report, which also includes ranking of Medicare, and commercial health plans throughout the United States, can be found at

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 10 licensed health plan subsidiaries in California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Washington currently serve approximately 1.2 million members. More information about Molina Healthcare, Inc. can be obtained at


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