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The Future of Medicaid in NJ: A NJ Spotlight Roundtable

October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Nearly one in five residents — or 1.8 million New Jerseyans have health coverage through NJ FamilyCare, the Garden State’s Medicaid program. The program currently costs more than $15 billion a year, funded through a mix of state and federal funds. While the cost of the system is growing slowly, the potential of federal reforms and other changes could make it a challenge to maintain or expand the program.

On October 12th, NJ Spotlight will gather experts, elected officials and industry leaders to discuss these challenges, examine possible changes and explore the mechanics of implementing changes. We’ll also take a specific look at maternity health, one of the most costly and least-efficient health care areas covered by Medicaid.

Admission is free, registration is required. Continental breakfast and lunch to be served.


Heather Howard, Princeton University

Panel I: The Future of Medicaid in New Jersey

Rachel Cahill, Senior Healthcare Program Officer, Nicholson Foundation
Matt D’Oria, Senior Fellow, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
Ev Liebman, Director of Advocacy, AARP New Jersey
Erhardt Preitauer, Senior Vice President for Government Programs, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Sen. Joseph Vitale, (D-Middlesex), Senate Health Committee Chair, New Jersey Legislature
Joe Young, Executive Director, Disability Rights NJ

Panel II: Focus on Maternity Health
Robyn D’Oria, Chief Executive Officer, Central NJ Family Health Consortium
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), Human Services Chair, New Jersey Assembly 
Linda Schwimmer, President & CEO, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
Suzanne Spernal, Nurse, Monmouth Medical, RWJBarnabas Health 
Colleen Nelson, Nurse, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group
Dr. Nicole Lamborne, OB-GYN, Virtua

Additional panelists to be announced as confirmed.


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Robert Wood Johnson Conference Center
3100 Quakerbridge Rd
Mercerville, NJ 08619 United States
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