NAMD Statement on Graham-Cassidy

NAMD issued a statement calling for Congress to carefully consider the impacts of the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The proposal will fundamentally reform Medicaid financing, and its two-year implementation period poses serious challenges for states. Changes of this magnitude require additional deliberation by policymakers,...

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NAMD Statement on BCRA

Today, NAMD released a statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  The statement articulates the value of the Medicaid program, reiterates Medicaid Directors’ commitment to targeted and effective reform of the program, notes the challenges with the financing reforms currently being debated, and calls for prioritizing the stabilization...

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NAMD Comments on Federal Health Reform Efforts

NAMD issued a statement on the association’s response to a request for stakeholder input from the Senate Finance Committee. NAMD articulates the value of the Medicaid program in providing critical health services for millions of Americans, supporting beneficiaries in living healthy, independent, and productive lives. We call on federal policymakers...

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NAMD Announces New Board Leadership

Today, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) announced that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., Medicaid Director for the state of Hawai’i, is stepping into the role of president of NAMD’s board of directors effective immediately. The position of vice president will be taken over by Kate McEvoy, Medicaid Director for...

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NAMD Congratulates HHS Secretary Tom Price on Confirmation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2017 Washington, DC – On behalf of the nation’s Medicaid Directors, NAMD congratulates Rep. Tom Price on his confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. We look forward to working with Secretary Price as he leads the Department in this important...

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NAMD Statement on Medicaid Reforms and the Future of the ACA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2016 contact: matt.salo@medicaiddirectors.org NAMD Statement on Medicaid Reforms and the Future of the ACA Washington, DC – The Medicaid program is the nation’s health care safety net and the largest health insurer in the country. Administered by the states within a broad federal framework, Medicaid...

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NAMD Statement on 2017 Medicare Part B Premiums

NAMD released a statement today addressing the potential Medicare Part B premiums increase and possible solutions. Medicare part B premiums are set to increase again this year and, like last year, a combination of factors will result in state Medicaid programs paying more than $2.5 billion to cover this cost...

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