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HMA and Wakely Consulting Group, Inc. Collaborate on States, Medicaid, and Economic Hard Times Report

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, public health, the economy, health coverage, and state budgets saw major impacts with state Medicaid programs at the intersection of these programs and challenges.

Health Management Associates (HMA) and Wakely Consulting Group, Inc., collaborated to analyze, compile, and model data on Medicaid enrollment growth during the COVID-19 pandemic and develop projections under various recovery scenarios as well as analyze the potential impact of key variables on state Medicaid expenditures.

The analysis examined two key questions, how much strain will state Medicaid budgets be under over the next few years and what types of state characteristics and what types of policy options will allow states the ability address budgetary challenges.

HMA colleagues Eric Hammelman, Stephen Palmer, Matt Powers, and Kathy Gifford contributed to the report.

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Meet the HMA blog contributors

Matt Powers

Matt Powers

Managing Director
Chicago, IL
Kathy Gifford

Kathy Gifford, JD

Indianapolis, IN
Stephen Palmer

Stephen Palmer

Managing Principal
Austin, TX