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Friday, February 5 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Innovative Approaches for a Multi-Year Medicaid Expansion Strategy

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Many red states probably won’t see Medicaid expansion in 2016. So how do advocates maintain momentum for potential future expansion? This workshop will spotlight long-term campaigns in Florida, Georgia, and Texas, and offer expansion strategies for 2017 and beyond.


Philippe Villers

Families USA
Mr. Villers is the cofounder of Families USA. In 1981, he and his wife, Kate Villers, founded the organization, which was initially called The Villers Foundation. He has served as its President and as a permanent member of the Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Villers is also the founder of Computervision Corporation (a Fortune 500 company for many years); Automatix, Inc.; and Cognition, Inc. He has been a guiding force in innovative... Read More →


Lemlem Berhe

member-leader, Texas Organizing Project
Lemlem Berhe is originally from Ethiopia.  She attended the University of Louisiana at Monore, graduting with a pharmacy degree.  She is a registered pharmacist and the mother of two and grandmother of three.  Since Lemlem was laid off from her last pharmacy position, she became a proud enrollee in Obamacare.  Lemlem is a member-leader with the Texas Organizing Project, leading the healthcare campaign in... Read More →

Laura Colbert

Georgians for a Healthy Future
Laura Colbert is the Director of Outreach & Partnerships at Georgians for a Healthy Future, where she oversees GHF’s coalitions and partnerships. Laura came to Georgians for a Healthy Future in June 2014 from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life initiative. Laura’s other previous positions include working at Health STAT, a student-run health policy and advocacy organization; and the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Laura... Read More →
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Scott Darius

Advocacy Director, Florida CHAIN
Scott Darius is the Advocacy Director for Florida CHAIN. He joined Florida CHAIN as a volunteer intern helping with assorted advocacy projects and research assignments. In 2014 Scott joined Florida CHAIN's staff as the Digital and Community Organizer and became an Affordable Care Act Navigator. Scott has always had a passion for health care issues and hopes to be engaged in the process until quality affordable health care is truly available for... Read More →

Friday February 5, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Yosemite 2nd floor Conference Level

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