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Upcoming Events

Tuesday February 20, 2018

What's Next for Medicaid in 2018

Federal and state lawmakers are exploring a number of policy options affecting Medicaid in 2018. To help you understand these ongoing debates, the DC Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) is partnering with the University of Virginia Batten Alumni Advisory Board (BAAB) to bring you a panel discussion on what to expect for Medicaid in 2018. 

Expert panelists from the UVA Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the DC health policy community will briefly outline the basic structure of the federal-state Medicaid program, and then focus on the key challenges facing Medicaid in 2018, with an eye to the federal and state-led reform efforts on the horizon.

The SHPYP/BAAB Medicaid panel will take place on the evening of February 20, 2018. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss out on these unique insider perspectives! 

*This event is off the record, closed to media*

WHO: All SHPYP members, friends and colleagues welcome!

WHAT: Interactive panel discussion on the future of Medicaid

WHEN: February 20th at 6:30pm

WHERE: Holland and Knight LLP


Anna Bonelli, Senior Policy Advisor (Detailee) at U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and Senior Analyst at Government Accountability Office

Dr. Michael D. Williams, Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Center for Health Policy at the University of Virginia

John Knapp, Director of Federal Affairs, Children's Hospital Association