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 program. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter with #ImprovingMedicaid.
President - Alaska Pacific University
Former Lieutenant Governor - State of Alaska
Former Commissioner - Department of Health and Social Services, State of Alaska
Assistant Secretary for MassHealth - Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Chief Executive Officer - Community Oriented Correctional Health Services
Former Deputy Administrator - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Director of Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment - Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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