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Friday, February 17 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Protecting and Defending Medicaid in Hard Times

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In the coming year, attempts to dismantle the Medicaid program will be front and center. This workshop looks at some of the biggest threats to Medicaid’s financing and guarantee of coverage, both at the federal and state level. 

Moderators
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Dee Mahan

Families USA
Dee Mahan is Medicaid Program Director at Families USA, where she focuses on federal and state Medicaid issues. She works with advocates from across the country to ensure that states take up and effectively implement the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, and she advocates for a strong Medicaid program at the state and federal levels.At Families USA, Ms. Mahan has also worked on issues relating to long-term care, Medicare Part D... Read More →

Speakers
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Elizabeth Lower-Basch

CLASP
Elizabeth Lower-Basch is CLASP's policy coordinator and director of the income and work supports team.  Her expertise is federal and state welfare (TANF) policy, other supports for low-income working families (such as refundable tax credits), systems integration, and job quality. From 1996 to 2006, Ms. Lower-Basch worked for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human... Read More →
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Ellen Nissenbaum

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ellen is the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  Since 1984, she has directed the Center's work with federal policymakers and with other national organizations on a broad range of policy issues. These include federal budget and tax issues (with a particular focus on refundable tax credits for low-income working families), Medicaid and health care, nutrition programs, and other... Read More →
avatar for Cara Stewart

Cara Stewart

Health Law Fellow, Kentucky Equal Justice Center



Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Columbia B Ballroom level