Hear experts discuss how waivers are being used to promote system improvement, delve into California's experiences with and lessons from the current waiver, and explore opportunities in the latest waiver renewal application.
California's five-year federal waiver to help revamp the $95 billion Medi-Cal program is set to expire on October 31, 2015. While crucial changes have been made to the program in terms of flexibility and accountability, and coverage has been vastly expanded, much work remains to be done before Medi-Cal can be considered truly transformed.
With support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), the editors of Health Affairs hosted this Sacramento briefing, where experts discussed how waivers are being used to promote system improvement, delved into California's experiences with and lessons from the current waiver, and explored opportunities in the latest waiver renewal application.
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A recording of the briefing is below. Join in the conversation on Twitter with @Health_Affairs and #HA_California.