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Maximizing Enrollment Under the ACA: Lessons from the States

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A co-hosted event by Urban Institute and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET




As January 1, 2014 approaches, policymakers and the public are increasingly focused on how effectively states and the federal government will enroll the uninsured into coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Over the last four years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Maximizing Enrollment program worked with eight states to transform state enrollment systems, policies and procedures for Medicaid and CHIP and to prepare for the ACA's enrollment requirements. This briefing will share lessons learned that may be useful for state and federal policymakers as ACA implementation moves forward. Panelists will highlight state innovations that make enrollment faster, more efficient, and more effective, and will define realistic expectations for participation levels under the ACA. Susan Dentzer will moderate this panel discussion highlighting successful enrollment strategies in 2014 and beyond.

View the agenda and speaker biographies for more information.


Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute
  • Lori Grubstein, program officer, Coverage Team, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


  • Susan Dentzer, senior policy adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


  • Stan Dorn, senior fellow, Urban Institute
  • Alice Weiss, co-director, Maximizing Enrollment; Program Director; NASHP
  • Gretel Felton, director, Technical Support Division, Alabama Medicaid Agency
  • Rebecca Mendoza, CHIP director & director of Maternal and Child Health Division, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Follow the conversation over the course of the event with #ACA, @urbaninstitute, @nashphealth, and @RWJF_Coverage

If you would like to attend this event in person, please contact Daphne Bond-Godfrey at dbondgodfrey@urban.org.

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