Medicaid: The backbone of U.S. health care

As the largest health insurance program in the country, providing the majority of mental health care and long-term services and support, Medicaid is an indispensable component of the U.S. healthcare system. Matt Salo, Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, works with state Medicaid agencies around the nation to improve quality, cost and the experience of care for patient populations that are most vulnerable. Our host, Dr. Gordon Moore sat down with Matt Salo to discuss the state of Medicaid in 2020 and beyond.

"What is the thread that binds together diverse states? Using Medicaid to transform the underlying fee-for-service system into a better managed, better coordinated, more holistic system of care that is patient-centered."
— Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors