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Dec 09, 2020

COVID-19 and State Medicaid Budgets: How Short-Term Cuts Could Result in Long-Term Harm to Children and Families, Especially in Communities of Color

Media and Policymaker Educational Briefing

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 1:00 p.m. E.T.

Listen to a recording of the teleconference.



1:00 – 1:05

Introduction: Rachel Nuzum, M.P.H., Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy, The Commonwealth Fund 


1:05 – 1:25

Speaker presentations:


1:30 Q and A:

Joan Alker, Mayra Alvarez, Melinda Williams-Willingham, Laurie Zephyrin

The issue brief, “Jeopardizing a Sound Investment: Why Short-Term Cuts to Medicaid Coverage During Pregnancy and Childhood Could Result in Long-Term Harm,” can be found at:

Publication Details


Dec 09, 2020


Bethanne Fox, Vice President, Outreach and Strategy, The Commonwealth Fund

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