Event Recap ‒ Exploring Medicaid Expansion: Experiences in Other States

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Feb 29, 2024


Kansas Health Institute

Logo for Exploring Medicaid Expansion Experiences in Other States

On Feb. 29, KHI held an event to provide insights from other states to illuminate the discussion around Governor Kelly’s proposal to expand Medicaid in Kansas. KHI presented updated Medicaid estimates and analysis on enrollment, costs and characteristics of the expansion population using the most recent available data. Former Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Cindy Mann, provided national-level context and shared how Medicaid expansion has impacted several areas, including behavioral health and health equity. Agency officials from North Carolina and Georgia provided state-level context. North Carolina, an expansion state, shared their experience with recent implementation and how they are tracking progress on their Medicaid Expansion Dashboard. Georgia, a non-expansion state, shared about their Pathways to Coverage program, which extends Medicaid coverage to 100 percent of FPL with work or engagement requirements.

Panelists include:

  • Cindy Mann, J.D., Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Jay Ludlam, J.D., Deputy Secretary for North Carolina Medicaid, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Grant Thomas, M.B.A., Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Health

A recording of the event is below.

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