Brooks-LaSure Backed Medicaid Incentives, Slammed Coverage Barriers

By Michelle M. Stein / February 19, 2021 at 6:01 PM
President Joe Biden’s pick to head CMS, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, has criticized Medicaid work requirements and excessive Medicaid redeterminations as barriers to coverage and has suggested some type of federal coverage guarantee is needed to protect beneficiaries in states that have expanded Medicaid from potential coverage rollbacks. After leaving as deputy director head of the Obama CMS insurance shop, she also has looked extensively at Medicaid buy-in programs as managing director of the health care consulting firm Manatt Health. Biden officially...

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