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 time for the Medicaid program and the wider health care system. Medicaid Directors are responsible for operationalizing the nation’s largest health care safety-net program, while at the same time driving comprehensive payment and delivery system reforms that improve care and contain costs. As such, NAMD and our members can serve as an expert resource on the Medicaid program and the state-led innovations under way to transform health care towards a system that rewards value over volume. These innovations are addressing a host of pressing issues, including the ongoing opioid epidemic sweeping the nation.
Medicaid Directors are pleased to offer the Association as a resource going forward. Our members look forward to partnering with HHS, including with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other HHS agencies, to support the drive for continued improvement and sustainability in the Medicaid program.
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) is a bipartisan, nonprofit, professional organization representing leaders of state Medicaid agencies across the country. NAMD members drive major innovations in health care while overseeing Medicaid, one of the nation’s most vital health care safety net programs, which covers more than 72 million Americans. NAMD serves as the voice for state Medicaid directors in national policy discussions, supports state-driven policies and practices that strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of Medicaid and actively monitors emerging issues in Medicaid and health care policy. Learn more at www.medicaiddirectors.org and follow NAMD on Twitter @statemedicaid.