Trail Blazers: States Operationalizing Federal Coverage Changes – Coverage Track

Wednesday, October 25th

Federal health policy changes are expected and states need to be ready to respond and implement new program developments quickly.This session examines the nuts and bolts of the legislative, regulatory, policy, stakeholder work, and system changes that may be required, plus potential implementation challenges for states. Speakers provide varying perspectives on these issues from the perspectives of a Medicaid agency, a state insurance regulator, and a state-based exchange.


  • Jane Beyer, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  • PDF-icon Paige Duhamel, Health Care Policy Manager, New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance
  • PDF-icon Audrey Morse Gasteier, Chief of Policy and Strategy, Massachusetts Health Connector
  • PDF-icon Nina Schwartz, Strategic Policy Manager, Health Information Office, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing