Gitta Meier; Prospects for the Contra Costa Health Plan: A Public Sector Health Maintenance Organization. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 April 1981; 6 (2): 328–338. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-6-2-328
This article reviews the five-year experience of the Key Plan, a county-operated, prepaid health plan for certain persons eligible for Medicaid. Reasons for the Plan's failure to increase enrollment and to reach financial self-sufficiency are analyzed. Prospects for the Contra Costa Health Plan, a health maintenance organization evolving from the Key Plan, are discussed in light of this experience.