Inside Deficit Reduction: What It Means For Medicaid

This briefing, co-sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The SCAN Foundation, featured panelists discussing which deficit-reduction proposals affecting Medicaid might receive serious consideration by the congressional “super committee,” as well as what kind of impact such changes would have on Medicaid enrollees, providers and state Medicaid programs.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform, Diane Rowland of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) and Bruce Chernof of The SCAN Foundation.

Ed Howard

Diane Rowland

Bruce Chernoff

Speakers include:

  • Tim Westmoreland, Georgetown University
  • Tony McCann, Georgetown University and the University of Maryland


  • Andrew Allison, Kansas Health Policy Authority
  • DeAnn Friedholm, Consumer’s Union

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Related Documents:

Moving Ahead Amid Fiscal Challenges: A Look at Medicaid Spending, Coverage, and Policy Trends – Executive Summary

Medicaid and the Budget Control Act: What Options Will Be Considered? October 2011

Medicaid Financing Issues: Provider Taxes, May 2011

Implications Of A Federal Block Grant Program For Medicaid

House Republican Budget Plan: State-by-State Impact of Changes in Medicaid Financing

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