AHLA's Conversations with Policymakers Series
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Health Lawyers concluded its Spring/Summer 2005 Public Interest Teleconference series with " Medicaid: Current Funding and Policy Issues,"
on Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The speakers were:
- Rodney Whitlock
Health Policy Advisor to the Republican Majority on the Senate Finance Committee, Washington, DC
- Bridgett Taylor
Democratic professional staff member with the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Washington, DC
- Matt Salo
Director of the National Governors Association's Health and Human Services Committee, Washington, DC
- Joel M. Hamme (Moderator)
Partner, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, Washington, DC
Whitlock, Taylor, and Salo discussed proposals currently before Congress that would reduce Medicaid spending by $10 billion over four years and enact substantive changes in the state-administered program that now pays for medical services and long-term care for 53 million Americans. A series of Medicaid reform proposals developed by the National Governors Association provided a starting point for the panel's discussion. Time was provided for questions and discussion with callers.
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