Minnesota Medicaid town hall

A July 18, 2017 forum on how federal changes to Medicaid would affect citizens who depend on it, as well as Minnesota’s state and local governments. Held by This is Medicaid (www.thisismedicaid.org). Follow them on Twitter at @ThisIsMedicaid or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsMedicaid/

The event was moderated by Susie Emmert Schatz, senior director of advocacy at Lutheran Social Services.

Panelists from state government included Sen. Dan Shoen (DFL-54), Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-51), Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-52A), Rep. Tony Jurgens (R-54B), Rep. Keith Franke (R-54A), Rep. Joann Ward (DFL-54A), Rep. Matt Dean (R-38B). Also on the main panel was Lynn A. Blewett, PhD, MPA, Shaddac.org.

A secondary panel of local officials included Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham, Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik, Steve Dennis, Cottage Grove City Council and La Rae Mills, also Cottage Grove City Council.