Leveraging Medicaid to Strengthen Coverage

States continue to develop strategies to strengthen coverage across the individual market and Medicaid. In recent months, we have seen several proposals at both the federal and state levels that would leverage state Medicaid programs as a key component of coverage stability and affordability strategies. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) program, together with technical assistance experts from Manatt Health, hosted a webinar that highlights and defines potential policy options, including the “Medicaid Buy-in,” that states may consider to leverage Medicaid to achieve their goals with respect to coverage availability and affordability. We discussed the conditions that make each option more or less favorable for a state, and implementation issues or other considerations in play for states. Click here to watch free and discover:

  • How states can utilize Medicaid’s administrative structure, benefit design and managed care delivery system to increase coverage options and strengthen the coverage continuum
  • Recent federal and state Medicaid “buy-in” proposals
  • How to inform states’ planning for plan year 2019

Click here to view the webinar and download a free copy of the program.


Patti Boozang, Senior Managing Director, Manatt Health
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Managing Director, Manatt Health

Date and time:

The webinar was held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

This webinar was prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Support for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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