Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program will host a panel of industry leaders to discuss the “Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina” from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public.
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell over the summer, the recent passage of Medicaid reforms and the upcoming presidential election, many are wondering what the future holds for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, says Professor Mark Hall, director of the Health Law and Policy Program and co-director of the Graduate Program in Bioethics.
“This event will allow participants to learn more about the current state of North Carolina’s Medicaid system, as well as the benefits and detriments of expansion from several big names in health policy,” he explained.
The panel, moderated by Professor Mark Hall, will include state Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), one of the major movers for Medicaid reform; Brad Wilson (JD ’78), president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; Janet Hoy, the chair of the Healthcare Roundtable for the League of Women Voters in North Carolina; and Katherine Restrepo, the Health and Human Services Policy Analyst for the John Locke Foundation.
“Please join us for an evening of education and frank discussion on an important issue,” Hall added.
The event is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Health News.