2012 CSG National Conference

As the political dust surrounding health care reform settles, states are getting down to the business of establishing health insurance exchanges. Participants learned more about key health insurance exchanges issues in the 2013 legislative sessions. This workshop examined exchange planning and implementation efforts—looking at issues for both state-based and federally facilitated approaches, including partnerships. The panel focused on topics such as governance, regulatory oversight and financing, as well as general exchange policy.

As the political dust surrounding health care reform settles, states are getting down to the business of establishing health insurance exchanges. Participants learned more about key health insurance exchanges issues in the 2013 legislative sessions. This workshop examined exchange planning and implementation efforts—looking at issues for both state-based and federally facilitated approaches, including partnerships. The panel focused on topics such as governance, regulatory oversight and financing, as well as general exchange policy.

The recent Supreme Court decision on health care reform squarely placed the decision on expanding Medicaid eligibility in the hands of the states. Policymakers are grappling with a myriad of arguments on both sides—and struggling to balance what their states can afford and what their uninsured state residents need. State leaders who have studied the question and arrived at different answers shared their analyses. Dr. Joseph Thompson, Arkansas’ surgeon general, also reviewed his state’s progress in implementing the nation’s first statewide Medicaid payment reform initiative. Other speakers addressed significant reform efforts to control Medicaid costs in their states.

The recent Supreme Court decision on health care reform squarely placed the decision on expanding Medicaid eligibility in the hands of the states. Policymakers are grappling with a myriad of arguments on both sides—and struggling to balance what their states can afford and what their uninsured state residents need. State leaders who have studied the question and arrived at different answers shared their analyses. Dr. Joseph Thompson, Arkansas’ surgeon general, also reviewed his state’s progress in implementing the nation’s first statewide Medicaid payment reform initiative. Other speakers addressed significant reform efforts to control Medicaid costs in their states.

The recent Supreme Court decision on health care reform squarely placed the decision on expanding Medicaid eligibility in the hands of the states. Policymakers are grappling with a myriad of arguments on both sides—and struggling to balance what their states can afford and what their uninsured state residents need. State leaders who have studied the question and arrived at different answers shared their analyses. Dr. Joseph Thompson, Arkansas’ surgeon general, also reviewed his state’s progress in implementing the nation’s first statewide Medicaid payment reform initiative. Other speakers addressed significant reform efforts to control Medicaid costs in their states.

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