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