The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on New Jersey’s Healthcare System


The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on New Jersey's Healthcare System

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According to some estimates, expanding Medicaid eligibility in New Jersey could add 225,000 or more residents to the state’s healthcare rolls. While the increased coverage will clearly benefit low-income children, individuals, and families, it also raises a number of challenges for a broad spectrum of healthcare providers and experts, including doctors, hospitals, and policymakers.

These critical concerns were the jumping off point for the NJ Spotlight Roundtable: The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on New Jersey’s Healthcare System. They include:

  • The true cost/return of Medicaid expansion for New Jersey
  • The effect of Medicaid expansion on healthcare providers
  • Medicaid expansion and the managed care model

Moderator: Andrew Kitchenman, healthcare writer, NJ Spotlight

Panelists: Sen. Joseph Vitale, chair, Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee; Raymond J. Castro, senior policy analyst, New Jersey Policy Perspective; Dr. Poonam Alaigh, former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; board member, Common Sense Institute of New Jersey; John Koehn, CEO, Amerigroup New Jersey, Inc.; Suzanne Ianni, president and CEO, Hospital Alliance of New Jersey Inc.