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How can the Biden administration improve the Medicaid program?

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The Medicaid program provides health coverage to 70 million Americans. The program, which is a partnership between the federal government and the states, plays a critical role in ensuring that people with low incomes and people with disabilities can get the health care they need and are financially protected when they get sick. 

On February 3, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted a webinar discussing ways the federal government can work with states to improve the Medicaid programThe discussion examined options to improve Medicaid eligibility rules, enrollment processes, and benefit designs, as well as approaches that could improve the quality and efficiency of the care delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Panelists discussed ways the federal government could work with states to improve the program without new legislation, as well as possible legislative opportunities.  

Viewers submitted question for panelists by emailing or via Twitter with #ImprovingMedicaid.


Panel Discussion

How can the Biden administration improve the Medicaid program?

Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

President - Alaska Pacific University

Former Lieutenant Governor - State of Alaska

Former Commissioner - Department of Health and Social Services, State of Alaska

Dan Tsai

Assistant Secretary for MassHealth - Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Vikki Wachino

Principal - Viaduct Consulting, LLC

Former Director and Deputy Administrator - Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

Jennifer Wagner

Director of Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment - Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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