Medicaid 101: What You Need to Know

The Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation present a briefing to discuss the basics of Medicaid and its role in the health care system. Speakers address questions on how the program is administered, how much it costs and how it is financed, as well as how the Affordable Care Act affects the program and what states are doing to transform Medicaid to meet current and future needs of its beneficiaries.

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


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The panel is co-moderated by Barbara Lyons of the Kaiser Family Foundation and Ed Howard of the Alliance.


  • Robin Rudowitz, associate director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured at the Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Barbara Edwards, director of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Charles Milligan, deputy secretary for health care financing at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Bill Hazel, Virginia secretary of Health and Human Resources

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