The Economics of Medicaid and the Need for Reform

Capitol Hill Briefing
May 27, 2014 12:00PM
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring Jason J. Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Nina Owcharenko, Director, Center for Health Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation; and Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs.

Medicaid is already the largest item on many state budgets, and federal spending on the program is expected to increase dramatically in the next decade, putting additional strain on an already overextended national budget as well. As enrollment in the program expands under the Affordable Care Act, policymakers will face challenging decisions in how to best manage the program and its escalating costs moving forward. Please join us for a broad discussion of the economics of Medicaid and to hear ideas for reform from our diverse panel of experts.