Molina Healthcare Insurance Company
Molina Healthcare, Inc. engages in the provision of managed health care services. It operates through the following segments: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions, and Others. The Health Plans segment consists of operational health plans. The Molina Medicaid Solutions segment involves in the design, development, implementation, and business process outsourcing solutions to state governments for their medicaid management information systems. The Others segment includes pathways behavioral health and social services provider. The company was founded by C. David Molina in 1980 and is headquartered in Long Beach, CA.
Molina Healthcare is a managed care company headquartered in Long Beach, California, United States. The company provides health insurance to individuals through government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.
Molina Healthcare was founded in 1980 by C. David Molina, an emergency room physician in Long Beach, California. He had seen an influx of patients using the emergency room for common illnesses such as a sore throat or the flu because they were being turned away by doctors who would not accept Medi-Cal. Molina established his first primary care clinic with the goal of treating the lowest-income patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
Becoming an HMO
Molina Healthcare has focused on government-paid health care programs such as SCHIP and Medicaid since it became a health maintenance organization in 1985. From 1985 to 1997, the company was only in California.