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50 Ways to Implement Health Reform: State Challenges and Federal Assistance

This briefing looks into the key challenges facing states, including working within state legislative cycles against tight deadlines in the federal law, creating new roles at the state level as state budgets are being squeezed, and others. It looks at both near-term provisions, such as high risk pools, as well as other provisions farther down the road, such as setting up exchanges and instituting changes to Medicaid eligibility. This August 2 briefing was cosponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information, please visit Alliance’s event page.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is moderated by Senator Jay Rockefeller, who is assisted by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform.

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Speakers include:

  • Senator Jay Rockefeller
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  • Jay Angoff, head of HHS’s Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
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  • Len Nichols, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University
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  • Brian Webb, manager for health policy and legislation at National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
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  • Lorez Meinhold, director of health reform implementation in Colorado.
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Q&A
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