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January 2012 St@teside

State Health Policy: A Focus for 2012

The State We’re In: National Health Policy Conference Focuses on State Policy Priorities

The National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), February 13-14 in Washington, D.C., examines the complex reality of health care in America, with expert discussion on the policy priorities for 2012. Among them are the growing opportunities and challenges for states with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) emphasis their roles as health care providers, purchasers, and market regulators. State-focused sessions focus ACA implementation, insurance exchanges, and Medicaid managed care, including commentary from:

  • Governor Robert Bentley, State of Alabama
  • Jeanne Lambrew, Executive Office of the President
  • Kim Belshé, Member, California Exchange Board
  • Chuck Milligan, Medicaid Director, Maryland
  • Susan Voss, Insurance Commissioner, Iowa
  • Christine Barber, Community Catalyst
  • Danielle Holahan, New York State
  • Kim Holland, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Elizabeth Roberts, Lieutenant Governor, Rhode Island

The NHPC brings together some of the brightest minds in health policy – don’t miss this opportunity to join the discussion. Reduced registration rates are available for government employees. For details, visit

Call for Abstracts: State Health Research and Policy (SHRP) Interest Group Meeting

The SHRP Interest Group is seeking papers on state-level research and policy developments regarding coverage and access, the organization and delivery of care, and the challenges of financing and payment reform – all with an emphasis on the unique challenges of working within a state policy and political environment. Submit your work by February 15 to be considered for presentation at the meeting, June 23 in Orlando.

For questions about any of these opportunities, contact Kyla Hoskins at 202.292.6731 or