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STATE HEALTH INITIATIVES: What's Next?


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New initiatives are cropping up in one state after another aimed at helping the uninsured. The most comprehensive efforts have been in Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has attracted national attention for his plan to cover virtually all in that state, and legislative leaders have their own plans. But many other states are also moving toward expanded coverage.

This briefing, cosponsored with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presented a nationwide roundup, and thoughts on how state-level activity could affect prospects for national health reform.

Speakers

Donna Cooper, Governor's Office of Policy and Planning, Pennsylvania, Speaker
Pam Dickson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Moderator
Krista Donahue, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Speaker
Enrique Martinez-Vidal, State Coverage Initiatives, Speaker
Joy Johnson Wilson, National Conference of State Legislatures, Speaker

Transcript, Event Summary and/or Webcast and Podcast

Transcript: State Health Initiatives: What's Next? (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 5/30/2007
Full Webcast/Podcast: State Health Initiatives: What's Next?

The transcript, full webcast and podcast for this briefing are provided by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Source Materials

State of the States 2007 (Adobe Acrobat PDF), State Coverage Initiatives, 1/1/2007
2007 'State of the States' Addresses: Health Care Looms Large (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Stateline, 3/1/2007
Governor's Health Care Proposal (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Office of the Governor of California, 4/26/2007
Prescription for Pennsylvania (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Governor's Office of Health Care Reform, 1/1/2007
The Massachusetts Health Plan: Lessons for the States (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Heritage Foundation, 7/18/2006
Health Reform Massachusetts Style: Ink Blot Test and Example for Us All (Adobe Acrobat PDF), New America Foundation, 5/15/2007
Affordable high quality health care for all Maine people (Word Document), DirigoHealth - Maine.gov, 1/1/2007
Frequently Asked Questions & Glossary Terms (Word Document), DirigoHealth - Maine.gov, 1/1/2007
Vermont Health Care Reform: Five-Year Implementation Plan (Adobe Acrobat PDF), State of Vermont Agency of Administration, 12/1/2006
Health Reform in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont: An examination of state strategies... (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Maine Health Access Foundation, 3/1/2007
Evolving Beyond Traditional Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Brookings Institution - Hamilton Project, 5/1/2007
From New England to the Golden Gate Bridge: A Look at Creative Coverage Expansions... (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The America Foundation, 11/1/2006
AGENDA: State Health Coverage Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF), , 5/30/2007
SPEAKER BIOS: State Health Coverage Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF), , 5/30/2007
SOURCELIST: State Health Coverage Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF), , 5/30/2007
SELECTED RESOURCES: State Health Coverage Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF), , 5/25/2007

Offsite Materials (briefing documents saved on other websites)

State Coverage Matrix, State Coverage Initiatives, 5/1/2007
2007 Comprehensive Health Care Reforms: Side-By-Side, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1/1/2007
Side-By-Side Comparison of 2007 Comprehensive Health Care Reforms, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1/1/2007
Medicaid HIFA Waiver Comparison: Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, State Coverage Initiatives, 12/1/2006
State Strategies in Progress, State Coverage Initiatives, 1/1/2007
Health Care for All Kids, State of Illinois: All Kids, 1/1/2007
Health Care for All Kids: About All Kids, State of Illinois: All Kids, 1/1/2007
Welcome - Illinois Covered, Illinois Covered: Affordable Healthcare for All, 1/1/2007
Illinois Covered Plan Details, Illinois Covered: Affordable Healthcare for All, 1/1/2007
Governor Schwarzenegger's Plan: Stay Healthy California, California Health Foundation, 4/27/2007
Governor Rendell Aims To Make Healthcare Affordable, CBS 3, 3/30/2007
Governor Signs Comprehensive Health Care Reform Legislation - Press Release, Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont - Vermont.gov, 5/25/2006
Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee Hearing, Committee on Education and Labor: U.S. House of Representatives, 5/22/2007
Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), State Coverage Initiatives, 1/1/2007

Photos

Donna Cooper, secretary of the Governor's Office of Policy and Planning in Pennsylvania-- speaker at the May 30th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Pam Dickson, deputy director of the Health Care Group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-- moderator at the May 30th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Krista Donahue, chief of policy for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services-- speaker at the May 30th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Enrique Martinez-Vidal, acting director of State Coverage Initiatives-- speaker at the May 30th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Joy Johnson Wilson, federal affairs counsel and health policy director at the National Conference of State Legislatures-- speaker at the May 30th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

 


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