Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NHeLP Protect Medicaid Webinars

Proposals to drastically cut federal Medicaid spending are moving front and center as Congress wrangles over repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Per capita caps/block grants would fundamentally alter and undermine Medicaid, which serves as a lifeline for low income and underserved communities. NHeLP's Protect Medicaid webinar series will provide health advocates with facts to resist these harmful proposals.

In the first webinar slated for February 24 at 2:00 PM (EST), NHeLP/DC Managing Attorney Mara Youdelman describes how Republican-led efforts to impose Medicaid per capita caps or block grants will shift costs onto states and lead to cuts in services, eligibility, and provider reimbursements.

Subsequent webinars will examine the harmful impact of per capita caps/block grants on key features of the Medicaid program, including: services and benefits geared for vulnerable populations; affordability and cost sharing protections; advances under the ACA's low income adult expansion; and consumer protections and due process guarantees. 

The series will conclude with a focus on Medicaid's Section 1115 demonstration project/waiver authority, conducted by NHeLP's Legal Director Jane Perkins who will be joined by Cindy Mann, former director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at CMS and now partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

Please click on the link below to register for the first webinar and visit for more information and resources. Please share this email with your networks.

Protect Medicaid Series: Per Capita Caps/Block Grant Program Cuts
Join us for a webinar on Feb 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Register now! 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. (View System Requirements)

Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars (registration information forthcoming):

Friday, March 3
2-3 p.m. EST - Medicaid Services
Friday, March 102-3 p.m. EST - Affordability

Friday, March 17
2-3 p.m. EDT - Medicaid Expansion

Friday, March 24
2-3 p.m. EDT - Consumer protections/due process

Friday, April 17
Noon-1 p.m. EDT - Section 1115 authority 

Senior Attorney - DC Office
National Health Law Program

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