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Does managed care send expectant mothers to hospitals they would choose even if their choice of hospital was not limited? I find that Medicaid managed care patients are redirected to hospitals that enrollees of more generous insurance payers with the same personal characteristics do not go to. However, Medicare managed care enrollees do not face an increased risk of having a cesarean delivery at the hospital they attend, which is interpreted as evidence that they are redirected to high quality hospitals.