According to some estimates, expanding Medicaid eligibility in New Jersey could add 225,000 or more residents to the state’s healthcare rolls. While the increased coverage will clearly benefit low-income children, individuals, and families, it also raises a number of challenges for a broad spectrum of healthcare providers and experts, including doctors, hospitals, and policymakers.
Critical concerns that will be identified and addressed at the roundtable include:
The true cost/return of Medicaid expansion for New Jersey;
The effect of Medicaid expansion on healthcare providers; and
Medicaid expansion and the managed care model.
Andrew Kitchenman, healthcare writer, NJ Spotlight, will serve as moderator and panelists will include:
Sen. Joseph Vitale, chair, Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Raymond J. Castro, senior policy analyst, New Jersey Policy Perspective
Dr. Poonam Alaigh, former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; board member, Common Sense Institute of New Jersey
John Koehn, CEO, Amerigroup New Jersey, Inc
Suzanne Ianni, president and CEO, Hospital Alliance of New Jersey Inc.
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