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Briefing on State Medicaid Programs, the Recession and Health Reform

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) held a 9:30 a.m. ET briefing on Thursday, September 30 to examine the challenges facing states as they continue to struggle with the lingering impacts of the recession and begin preparing to implement health reform.

Three reports were released at the event:

Hoping for Economic Recovery, Preparing for Reform: A Look at Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy Trends: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

Medicaid Enrollment in the 50 States: December 2009 Data Update

Health Reform and State Workforce Challenges: An Early Look at Five States

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pdf-icon Transcript (.pdf)

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pdf-icon Agenda (.pdf)

pdf-icon Speaker Bios (.pdf)

pdf-icon Presentation Slides – Rudowitz and Smith

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Presenters include:

Robin Rudowitz, KCMU Associate Director, Kaiser Family Foundation

Vernon K. Smith, Principal, Health Management Associates

Elizabeth Kellar, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for State and Local Government Excellence

Carol Steckel, Commissioner, Alabama Medicaid Agency, and President, National Association of Medicaid Directors

Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President, Executive Vice Preisdent and Executive Director, KCMU