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Medicaid Waivers: Strategies to Address Barriers to Medicaid

By Dee Mahan,


On June 12, Families USA held a webinar that highlighted successful tactics and strategies that could be used in states seeking work requirements. Advocates in Colorado and Minnesota discuss how they successfully stopped work requirements from moving forward in their states. And in Arkansas, advocates discuss how they’re handling a new work requirement that went into effect on June 1, 2018. This webinar reviews successful tactics and strategies that can be used in states seeking Medicaid work requirements, and help advocates prepare for challenges in the year ahead.

While many states are looking at changes that could negatively impact coverage, in a lot of other states, advocates have been able to stop harmful proposals from moving forward.

Speakers included:

  • Adam Fox, Director of Strategic Engagement, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
  • Marquita Little, Health Policy Director, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
  • Patrick Ness, Co-convener, This Is Medicaid coalition
  • Dee Mahan, Director of Medicaid Initiatives, Families USA