NYS has been among the nation’s leaders in its commitment to maximizing access to health insurance coverage for those in need. Robust support for Medicaid and for safety net health care providers has enabled growth of a health system that strives to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable, underserved, and often marginalized populations. Yet, the scope and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic created severe strains on this system, triggering a governmental response, including passage of the federal American Rescue Plan, declaration of a national Public Health Emergency, and NYS-initiated actions loosening regulatory constraints on what health care is covered and reimbursable.
What will you learn?
- The implications of triggering a large-scale redetermination of Medicaid enrollee eligibility and the potential loss of coverage for those deemed ineligible
- Available alternative solutions after the expiration of the Public Health Emergency and its impact on New York State
- The impact of the loss of enhanced subsidies through the American Rescue Plan set to end in 2022
Who should attend?
All interested funders, especially health funders, in grantmaking roles. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A and full group discussion.
- Joan Alker, Executive Director, Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
- Elisabeth R. Benjamin, MSPH, JD, Vice President of Health Initiatives, Community Service Society