Fundamentals Briefing

Health Policy Essentials: Medicaid, CHIP, and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)
March 15, 2013


Kathryn Linehan & Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA


In this briefing, the third in a series on the fundamentals of health care programs and policies, speakers provided an overview of  Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and long-term services and supports (LTSS) and the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) on these programs and services. Topics covered included: Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment, financing and spending, program administration, benefits and cost sharing, delivery models, and LTSS providers, users, and financing.


Chris L. Peterson, MPP (bio)
Director of Eligibility, Enrollment and Benefits
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

Kirsten Colello, MPP (bio)
Specialist in Health and Aging Policy
Congressional Research Service
Library of Congress

Harriet L. Komisar, PhD (bio)
Research Professor
Health Policy Institute
Georgetown University

Related Materials

In 2015, a new version of the Forum's Health Policy Essentials series was conducted; please see its briefing book here.

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