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Molina Healthcare of Ohio Receives Preliminary Notification of ABD Contracts.

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) today announced that the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS), Office of Ohio Health Plans, has issued a notice of intent to award provider agreements to Molina Healthcare of Ohio to provide health care services to a portion of the Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) population in Ohio's Medicaid Managed Care Program. The selection of Molina Healthcare of Ohio was made by ODJFS in connection with its statewide expansion of Ohio's Medicaid Managed Care Program. In response to the Request for Applications (RFA) issued on May 31, 2006, Molina Healthcare of Ohio submitted applications to provide healthcare services to ABD eligibles in four regions of Ohio. ODJFS selected Molina Healthcare of Ohio to participate in each of these four regions. To be considered for selection, applicants had to pass a Mandatory Applications Requirement Review by ODJFS and be scored on components that include experience and compliance history, administration, performance improvement and clinical management, information systems, HIPAA, and a region-specific provider panel. No price bid was involved. Membership enrollment timeframes have yet to be finalized.

Molina Healthcare of Ohio currently operates as a health plan in 50 counties across four Ohio regions - the Central region, the Southeast region, the Southwest region, and the West Central region.

About Molina Healthcare, Inc.

Molina Healthcare, Inc. is a multi-state managed care organization that arranges for the delivery of healthcare services to persons eligible for Medicaid and other government-sponsored programs for low-income families and individuals. Molina Healthcare, Inc. currently operates health plans in California, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Texas, and Washington. Additional information about Molina Healthcare, Inc. and Molina Healthcare of Ohio can be found at www.molinahealthcare.com.
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