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Webinar Replay: The Future of Medicaid Expansion: States to Watch for Potential Ballot Initiatives, Other Expansion Efforts

This webinar was held on February 20, 2019.

Who would have guessed that there would be an increase in the number of Medicaid expansion states during the Trump administration? In fact, five states have agreed to expand Medicaid since 2016, bringing to 37 the total number of states expanding under the Affordable Care Act. Several of the remaining holdouts are considering expansion as well. The continued interest has been driven by several factors, and the remaining states are rethinking expansion because the Trump administration has afforded leeway to shape expansion programs through work requirements and other variations and innovations.

During this webinar, HMA experts provided an overview of the Medicaid expansion market and looked at which of the remaining states are most likely to pursue expansion and why. Presenters also addressed some of the important program variations states are most likely to consider when shaping expansion benefits.

Learning Objectives

  1. Find out which remaining states are most likely to expand Medicaid and which ones are most likely to hold the line and remain non-expansion.
  2. Get an overview of Medicaid expansion innovations, including an understanding of how each variation potentially impacts enrollment and costs.
  3. Understand the economics of expansion, including a look at the budget implications of expanding Medicaid and remaining non-expansion.
  4. Understand the operational implications and considerations for states and health plans implementing alternative expansion models.
  5. Learn what the remaining opportunity is for Medicaid managed care plans in states that still haven’t expanded Medicaid.

HMA Speakers

  • Matt Powers, Principal, HMA (Chicago)
  • Jason Silva, Senior Consultant (Sacramento)
  • Lora Saunders, Senior Consultant (Tallahassee)

Who Should Listen

State Medicaid officials and staff; executives of Medicaid managed care plans; and providers, including clinical and administrative leadership of health systems.