Modern Medicaid Alliance Launches New Initiative to Highlight Solutions, Benefits, and Innovations

Washington, D.C. – Medicaid helps millions of Americans every day. It’s there for those who need help the most. And it’s a program that allows us to find innovative health solutions so we can deliver better services, promote high-quality care, and lower costs. A new coalition of more than two dozen national advocacy groups, dozens of state and regional organizations, and grassroots supporters announced the creation of the Modern Medicaid Alliance. The alliance will educate policymakers and the public about the benefits of Medicaid to the American people and highlight how innovative health solutions in Medicaid improve outcomes and lower costs.

The Modern Medicaid Alliance brings together leading organizations across health care to advocate on behalf of more than 70 million beneficiaries who receive benefits under the Medicaid program. MMA partners include:

  • The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Arc of the United States
  • Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
  • Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative
  • CAPG – The Voice of Accountable Physician Groups
  • Caregiver Action Network
  • Case Management Society of America
  • Celiac Disease Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital Association
  • Healthcare Leadership Council
  • Men’s Health Network
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • National Association of ACOs
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • National Consumers League
  • National Minority Quality Forum
  • National Patient Advocate Foundation
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • National Transitions of Care Coalition
  • Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
  • Zero to Three

“Medicaid is delivering real solutions that improve lives, improve health, and lower costs,” said Mary R. Grealy, President of the Healthcare Leadership Council.  “From better coordination of care to prevention and wellness to innovative uses of technology, Medicaid programs are finding more efficient and effective ways to cover and care for beneficiaries.”

The Modern Medicaid Alliance will focus on informing, educating, and engaging policymakers and state leaders around the integrated care and services that are provided through the Medicaid program.

“Millions of Americans – including children, low-income adults, seniors, and other populations – depend on Medicaid for their health,” said Andrew Sperling, Director of Legislative Advocacy at the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “These individuals have compelling stories about how Medicaid has improved their lives and we are honored to take part in a program that delivers long-lasting benefits to beneficiaries.”

“The results are clear: innovative solutions in Medicaid improve health, save lives, deliver greater financial security, and expand insurance coverage to millions of Americans,” said AHIP President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner.  “The Modern Medicaid Alliance will share the story of the positive role that Medicaid plays in the health system.”