Session 2: Implementing Medicaid Eligibility Expansion

The other way that some state residents will qualify for insurance is through the expanded Medicaid program created when Gov. Chris Christie extended eligibility to more individuals and families. This panel will discuss how expansion will play out at the ground level, including who will be signing up residents and giving them the requisite guidance. Also on the agenda: the impact of additional patients on healthcare providers, as well as whether the “seamless” application for Medicaid and the marketplace is on track.

Andrew Kitchenman, healthcare writer, NJ Spotlight

Panelists: Dr. Ruth Perry, Trenton Health Team; Linda Schwimmer, Vice President, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute; Kathleen Lockbaum, director Salem County Board of Social Services; president, County Welfare Directors Association of New Jersey; John Koehn, Chief Operating Officer, AmeriGroup; Karen Clark, President & Chief Operating Officer, Horizon NJ Health; Jennifer Kuhn, Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan