This session will feature a roundtable discussion of state health plan association executives that will review Medicaid managed care trends at the state level and share best practices on how to effectively address problematic and emerging issues with state officials and other Medicaid stakeholders.
Moderator: Craig A. Kennedy - MHPA President & CEO
Audrey Brown Emily Katz Dominick Pallone
Florida Pennsylvania Michigan
This session will feature a panel discussion exploring how Medicaid MCOs can better assist state and local government officials and other leaders in the Medicaid and public health spaces in equitably and efficiently distributing the COVID-19 vaccines to Medicaid beneficiaries across the country. Each state is unique and this panel discussion will focus on the sharing of best practices that may be effective in getting more ‘shots into arms,’ particularly for at-risk and more vulnerable populations.
Moderator: Hemi Tewarson, MPH, JD, Visiting Senior Policy Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
United States Senators, representing both sides of the aisle, will share their thoughts about what a new Congress and a Biden Administration mean for action on health care issues broadly and Medicaid, specifically in 2021 and beyond.
Moderator: Catherine Anderson, Senior Vice-President, Policy & Strategy, United Healthcare Community & State
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
This session will feature remarks from the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Black Maternal Health Caucus, which aims to advance policies to improve maternal health and ensure equity. Following Congresswoman Underwood’s remarks, senior Capitol Hill staff members will join a discussion diving deeper into how Congress is addressing health equity issues and inequality in health care.
Moderator: Shannon Attanasio - MHPA Vice-President, Government Relations & Advocacy
Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
U.S. House of Representatives
Nicole Varner, JD Jack DiMatteo
Chief of Staff Legislative Assistant
Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
Two health care policy experts – Sarah Rosenbaum and Dr. Lanhee Chen – will engage in a spirited conversation on the future of the Medicaid program, the intent of the Medicaid statute, and its critical role within American society. Professor Rosenbaum is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Dr. Lanhee Chen is the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and a Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.
Moderator: Kristen Metzger, President - Medicaid East Region, Anthem Inc.