Duke/UNC grad students put out Medicaid expansion plan

A group of Duke and UNC graduate students have put out a plan for a modified private option Medicaid expansion in North Carolina (traditional Medicaid under 100% FPL, and a buy-in to private insurance from 100%-133%).

I taught these students in a practicum/group based independent study course “The Future of Medicaid in N.C.” last fall in which I put to them the charge that the Medicaid Advisory Commission received. The final product for the class was a document that laid out where they thought Medicaid should go in the State of North Carolina. They have continued to work on their project this semester, and this report represents their updated thinking about what North Carolina should do, including original work they conducted to simulate the costs of expansion. I have given them feedback of course, but it is their work. They are excellent students, and most are moving into the job market this spring. Let me know if you want an intro to them.

About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy at Duke University (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute). I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy, and currently serve as Chair of Duke's University Priorities Committee (UPC). My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

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