The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) Conference gathered executives and government employees in the bustling city of Washington D.C to discuss Medicaid program initiatives in America. The conference offered a variety of Medicaid workshops while highlighting key advancements in healthcare technology.
In case you weren’t able to attend, check out our NAMD recap of key takeaways:
The United States is unique among developed countries in the extent to which it ties health care financing to employment. Fifty-six percent of Americans receive health coverage through their jobs. Some health policy experts have criticized this situation, asserting that health care could be financed much more efficiently if individuals purchased the health care coverage that best suited their needs rather than relying on their employers to purchase coverage for them.
The 2018 Midterm Elections made history with a record-high 47% of registered voters casting a ballot. When it comes to important issues, exit interviews conducted by CNN, CBS News, and ABC reported 40% of Americans ranked healthcare as their most prominent concern.