The Affordable Care Act and New York State Medicaid Redesign: What You Need to Know about Upcoming Changes to Medicaid
March 28, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Medicaid is a public health insurance program offering many low-income New Yorkers access to free or affordable health care coverage. Many provisions stemming from the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (widely known as federal health care reform) and New York State Medicaid Redesign aim to improve the accessibility and delivery of health care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
This CCC Policy Briefing focused on the changes that will be coming to New York’s Medicaid program, with a focus on both opportunities and challenges for New York’s high-needs and underserved families and communities.
The speakers included:
- Donna Bradbury, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Children and Families, New York State Office of Mental Health
- Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
- Marissa Geoffroy, Health Policy Associate, Community Service Society of New York
- Danielle Holahan, Deputy Director, New York Benefits Exchange
The panelists discussed:
- An Overview of the Affordable Care Act Health Coverage Expansions
- Changes families with children currently enrolled in Medicaid and New York’s Child Health Plus can expect.
- The future of New York’s Family Health Plus program and health coverage options available to current enrollees starting in 2014.
- Health Benefits Exchange – how low-income individuals will be able to access the state’s Health Benefits Exchange.
- New York State Medicaid Redesign
- Opportunities, challenges and next steps for managing child and adolescent behavioral health care.
- New York’s Health Homes.
Family Health Plus Basic Health Plan, CHP
Update on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
Overview of the ACA and MRT
Children’s Behavioral Health Medicaid Redesign