States and the Federal Government: Working Together to Implement Reform

by Rebecca Farley on August 4, 2010

On August 2, 2010, the Alliance for Health Reform hosted a briefing to provide an overview of how states and the federal government can work together to implement provisions of the new law. Issues addressed included working within the tight deadlines of the federal law, creating new roles at the state level, setting up high-risk pools and exchanges and instituting changes to Medicaid eligibility.

Panelists included: Jay Angoff, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight; Len Nichols, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University; Brian Webb, manager for health policy and legislation at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC); and Lorez Meinhold, director of health reform implementation in Colorado.

A complete transcript, summary, and webcast/podcast are available on the Alliance website. Additional information such as the speakers’ presentations and source materials, as well as offsite reference materials, are also available.

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