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A Forum on Medicaid and State Budgets

Presented by the Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 230 S. LaSalle Street, 3rd Floor Conference Center Chicago, IL

The Civic Federation, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, presented a forum on March 15, 2007 to consider the impact of Medicaid on state budgets. The forum brought together top researchers and government leaders to discuss funding and policy issues as well as best practices. Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson gave a keynote address.

Featured speakers included Robin Rudowitz of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Robert Kaestner of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at UIC, Matt Powers of Health Management Associates, Ruth Hughes of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Eugene Gessow of the Iowa Department of Human Services, and Barry S. Maram of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Scott Metcalf of the Civic Federation and Leslie McGranahan of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago served as panel moderators.

Speakers and panel members (L to R) William Testa of the Federal Reserve Bank, Michael Moskow of the Federal Reserve, Laurence Msall of The Civic Federation, Ruth Hughes of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Matt Powers of Health Management Associates, Tommy Thompson of Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, and Barry Maram of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

(L to R) Matt Powers, Robert Kaestner of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago, Robin Rudowitz of the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Scott Metcalf of the Civic Federation

(L to R) Eugene Gessow, Barry Maram, Ruth Hughes, and Leslie McGranahan of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago