This briefing is part of our ongoing series to explore the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA). A panel of well-qualified experts explained how the two health reform laws affect Medicaid, and to answered a variety of questions about topics such as Medicaid eligibility, financing, and other implementation issues. The Kaiser Family Foundation cosponsored.
What new groups will be eligible for Medicaid coverage, and when? What changes are there in determining eligibility? What benefits will be available to newly-eligible enrollees? How will the expansion be financed? How will Medicaid and CHIP interact with the new health insurance exchanges? What other changes will affect access, provider payments, benefits and financing? What are the key implementation issues and fiscal implications for states? When will major changes take effect?
Guiding us through these complicated issues were: Cynthia Mann, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Robin Rudowitz, the Kaiser Family Foundation; and Vernon Smith, Health Management Associates. Diane Rowland of Kaiser and Ed Howard of the Alliance co-moderated.
Upcoming events include:
April 30: The New Health Reform Law and Private Insurance (Rm. 902, Hart Bldg.)
May 7: The New Health Reform Law and Medicare (Rm. 325, Russell Bldg.)
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