On Tuesday, the House Health and Human Services Committee heard from numerous stakeholders regarding reforming the state's Medicaid program. In particular, hospital and physician groups argued for broad consumer choice of health plans beyond HMOs, such as provider service networks, while other groups argued that the state should impose a medical-loss ratio for various services, such as mental health and children's services. Rep. Rob Schenck, Chair of the Committee, indicated that additional hearings will be held in the House Health and Human Services Access and Health and Human Services Quality subcommittees in the coming weeks. A draft proposal is likely to emerge from the committee by the end of February.