The House Committee on Health and Human Services released its draft proposals to reform the state's Medicaid program last Monday. The proposal is similar to last year's proposal by the House and differs from the Senate proposal (S.B. 1972) that was released last month. In particular, the House bill divides the state into seven service regions, while the Senate uses 19, and the House bill implements managed care over five years, while the Senate bill would implement managed care in two years. The Senate bill also would exclude individuals with developmental disabilities from managed care and would place limits on the civil liability of Medicaid providers and community-based care providers. The House may begin debate on its proposals as soon as this Thursday.