Friday, 05 April, 2019
Join the Center for Health Law Studies and the SLU Journal of Health Law and Policy for the 31st Annual Health Law Symposium on April 5, 2019.
The symposium, titled "The Struggle for the Soul of Medicaid," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.* in Scott Hall's John K. Pruellage Courtroom.
Medicaid was the “sleeper provision” when Congress created Medicare in 1965. Today, it is the workhorse of the U.S. health system, covering nearly half of all births, 1 in 3 children, and 2 in 3 people in nursing homes. Medicaid now provides coverage to 1 in 5 Americans, with enrollment soaring to more than 76 million people since 2014 when the Affordable Care Act expanded eligibility to include all low-income working age adults. It is both the largest source of federal revenues to states and the second largest item in state budgets after education. Join us to discuss the future of Medicaid, and the competing visions that struggle to define its future.
Speakers will include:
*program time subject to change