Fixing Unintended Pandemic Medicaid Policy Consequences: Lessons Learned and Insurance Coverage Implications for Recipients
Wednesday, April 10 | 1-3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Free and open to the public
Experts in Medicaid policies and practices will discuss:
- the national context and state variations in qualifying disenrolled persons for coverage,
- Maryland Medicaid experiences with this policy complication for continuous enrollment, and
- generating data and information for evidence-based decisions.
Our experts will each speak for about 20 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.
Kurt Schmoke, president
The University of Baltimore
John J. Kaelin, senior vice president
Ryan B. Moran, deputy secretary, Health Care Financing and Medicaid director
Maryland Department of Health
Alice Middleton, deputy director
Alan Lyles, Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships, The University of Baltimore
About the Speakers
John Kaelin has diverse executive level experience in the health care industry spanning government, academia, U.S. based health insurers and health systems in the Middle East. At Centene, he is the senior vice president leading the Washington D.C. based federal advocacy team for commercial health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and other lines of business.
Previous positions include senior vice president for health reform at UnitedHealth Group, and executive director of The Hilltop Institute; a University of Maryland based health services research organization. As a visiting fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, he has published several articles on the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Exchanges.
Ryan Moran (he/him) currently serves as Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing and Medicaid Director for the Maryland Department of Health. In this role, Moran serves as a key member of the Maryland Department of Health's leadership team. He oversees the state's commitment to its Medicaid program, serving more than 1.7 million Marylanders receiving critical acute, outpatient, and behavioral health services.
Previously, Ryan served as Chief Executive Officer, Whitman-Walker Health System, a community-centered enterprise committed to advancing social justice and equality through health. Ryan’s leadership was integral in positioning Whitman-Walker as the nation’s leader in LGBTQ+ inclusive care, advocacy, research, policy, and education.
Ryan has also served as Assistant Vice President, Care Transformation for MedStar Health's four hospitals in the Baltimore region. In this role, Ryan's chief responsibility is to improve the health and wellbeing of local patient populations and communities. Ryan oversaw nearly $130M in community benefit reporting, as well as the hospitals' community health teams, including community health advocates, hospital violence responders, outreach and partnerships, and community health needs assessments.
Ryan has received recognition for his leadership and contributions, including being named a 2023-2024 Milbank Fellow and a Foster G. McGaw Scholar by the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ryan holds a doctor of public health degree (DrPH) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where his research explored peer recovery specialist interventions to address opioid use. He was named a John Hume Scholar at Johns Hopkins for his potential in future significant contributions to the field of public health. Ryan holds bachelor of science degrees in public policy and business administration from the University of Charleston and a master in health services administration from Xavier University.
Alice Middleton, JD, is the deputy director of The Hilltop Institute at UMBC. She provides leadership on programmatic strategy, direction, and delivery of client engagements for research, policy analysis, and data analytics on Medicaid, health care financing, and delivery system reform. She oversees Hilltop’s work with the Maryland Department of Health, Hilltop’s long-time partner.
Alice came to Hilltop from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where she was Deputy Director of its Division of Eligibility and Enrollment and was responsible for establishing national Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment policies for low-income children and adults. Prior to that, she held various director-level positions at the Maryland Department of Health, such as Deputy Director of the Office of Medicaid Planning and the Director of Eligibility Policy and Special Projects in the Office of Eligibility Services. She served as the Department’s liaison to the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange during the launch of the Maryland Health Connection, the state’s insurance marketplace.
Alice holds a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2005. She also has a BS from Towson University, where she graduated summa cum laude.
The Henry A. Rosenberg Dialogue Series is made possible by the generous support of the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation and the University of Baltimore Foundation.