Medicaid: A Primer on the Federal-State Partnership

This briefing provided an overview of the Medicaid program and its role in the health care system. Panelists discussed who is eligible for Medicaid, what benefits are covered, how the program is administered. Medicaid financing and the program’s role in health reform was also explained.

More information on Medicaid from the Kaiser Family Foundation can be found in the related documents below.

This March 4 briefing was cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Barbara Lyons of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Speakers include:

Ed HowardWelcome

Barbara LyonsKaiser Family Foundation

Speakers include:

  • Cindy Mann, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Robin Rudowitz, Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
  • Andrew Allison, Kansas Health Policy Authority
  • Ron Haskins, Brookings Center on Children and Families


Related Documents:

State Fiscal Conditions and Medicaid

Where are States Today?

Medicaid Spending Growth over the Last Decade and the Great Recession, 2000-2009

Key Questions About Medicaid

Dual Eligibles: Medicaid’s Role for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

Faces of Medicaid

Medicaid Matters: Understanding Medicaid’s Role in Our Health Care System

Medicaid and Long-Term Care Services and Supports

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