As the country struggles to respond to and recover from the devastating fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the case for Medicaid expansion has never been stronger. The public health crisis has focused a spotlight on both the benefits of stable health coverage and the gaps in the nation’s system of coverage and care. This expert perspective reviews what Medicaid expansion would mean in the 12 states that have not yet expanded.
State Network Annual Meeting Plenary Presentations
The State Health Reform Assistance Network hosted its Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon to bring together state officials and State Network technical assistance providers for a three day intensive meeting from July 11-13, 2012. The Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for state officials to hear from Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Len Nichols, and Jeanene Smith during plenary sessions. The video clip of Governor Kitzhaber’s opening plenary speech can be downloaded below by clicking on the video icon below. Len Nichols gave a presentation on the next steps for health reform implementation after the Supreme Court decision and lessons to be learned from United States history on the challenges that lay ahead. Jeanene Smith provided an overview of Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations and its triple aim of better health, better care, and lower costs. These plenary slides can be viewed individually by clicking on the links below or downloaded as one document by clicking the ‘download’ button to the left.
Len Nichols’ Lunch Plenary presentation: Health Reform Implementation: What the Heck Do We Do Now?
Jeanene Smith’s Lunch Plenary presentation: Transforming the Oregon Health Plan: Coordinated Care Organizations