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Last Updated: 3/11/2016

Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act: A Fiscal Checkup

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Civic Federation will hold a Conference on Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act: A Fiscal Checkup. Keynote speaker is Vikki Wachino, director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Monday, 04/04/16
7:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Badge Pickup and Security Inspection in the Lobby
8:00 AM
William Testa, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:05 AM
Opening Remarks
Trish Riley, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
8:50 AM
9:00 AM
Session I – To Expand or Not to Expand: A Question for States
The Affordable Care Act gave states the option of expanding Medicaid to cover the major population that generally had not previously been covered: non-elderly, non-disabled adults without dependent children. This panel will explore the experience of states that have chosen to expand coverage like Illinois, states that have chosen not to fully expand like Wisconsin and states like Indiana and Michigan that have waivers from the federal government to implement special versions of ACA Medicaid expansion. How has expanding or not expanding Medicaid affected budgets and health outcomes in these states?
The Honorable Julie Hamos, Former Director, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Felicia Norwood, Director, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Chris Harkins, Director, Office of Health and Human Services, Michigan State Budget Office
Seema Verma, President and Founder, SVC, INC (Indiana)
Kevin Moore, Medicaid Director, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Session II – The ACA’s Impact on Mental Health Services
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was seen as a game changer for low income persons with mental illnesses. The new enrollees were disproportionately affected by mental health issues, but were previously uninsured and often lacked access to services. Panelists will discuss how Medicaid has and has not met the challenge of serving this population, including those involved with the criminal justice system.
Alexa James, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Chicago
Mark Ishaug, Chief Executive Officer , Thresholds
Dr. Jay Shannon, Chief Executive Officer , Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Chuck Ingoglia, Senior Vice President, National Council for Behavioral Health
12:15 PM
12:20 PM
Keynote Speaker
Vikki Wachino, Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Department of Health and Human Services
1:30 PM
Laurence Msall, President, Civic Federation
Event Information
Event Contact
Ella Dukes

Registration Deadline
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Third Floor Conference Center
230 S LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60604
7:30 am - 1:30 pm CT
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