Task force to make Medicaid work in the 21st century

With more than 40 million enrollees, Medicaid is the largest health insurer in the country. Its operations are considerably more complicated than those of most insurance companies given the complexities of financing, federal and state program requirements, increasing state program flexibility via new waiver options, and the needs of the low-income population it serves. The purpose of this project is to assemble a task force of "in the trenches" Medicaid experts to review systematically the most critical and controversial program policies and structures and offer recommendations for constructive operational change. The deliverables will be a set of seven issue briefs on key topics and a final report on options for reforming Medicaid. The project will be considered successful if the task force products are disseminated and contribute to the knowledge base used by decision makers in future discussions about how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Medicaid.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 12/19/2003

Time frame: 1/1/2004 - 10/31/2004

Grant Number: 48837


Center for Health Policy Development/NASHP

10 Free Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, 04101-4897


Neva Kaye
Project Director