Roundtable on Public Program Simplification
Implementation Update and Considerations for a Changing Landscape
On October 14, 2009, United Hospital Fund convened a roundtable discussion on the simplification of public program enrollment and renewal procedures. Presenters discussed the progress New York is making—and challenges it is facing—in the implementation of enacted simplification reforms, as well as a variety of work that is being done to better understand the issues and opportunities. With or without national health reform and its goal of universal coverage, enrollment and renewal simplification is needed to maximize program participation among eligible New Yorkers. The roundtable's agenda, four presentations, and a handout on the Fund's Medicaid Client Notice Project are available below.
- Roundtable Agenda (pdf)
- Re-engineering the Enrollment Pathway for New York State Public Health Programs (ppt)
presented by Patricia Boozang, Coalition of New York State Public Health Plans, Kinda Serafi, Children's Defense Fund, and Elisabeth Benjamin, Community Service Society
- "Mutual Responsibility": A Study of Uninsured Immigrant Perspectives on Health Insurance in New York City (ppt)
presented by Maysoun Freij, New York Academy of Medicine
- Eligible and Uninsured: Childless Adults (ppt)
presented by Aviva Goldstein, Consultant to National Center for Law and Economic Justice
- Federal Options for Improving Public Program Enrollment and Retention (pdf)
presented by Dawn Horner, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center for Children and Families
- Medicaid Client Notice Project handout (pdf)
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.