[PAST EVENT] Support our Virginia Medicaid Expansion Lab!

November 1, 2018 - December 7, 2018
12am - 11:59pm
Chancellors Hall (formerly Tyler Hall), Room 433
300 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Virginia Medicaid Expansion Lab

The Schroeder Center for Health Policy is pleased to launch its Tribefunding campaign to support its new Virginia Medicaid Expansion Lab. 

On January 1, 2019, Virginia will expand Medicaid coverage to as many as 400,000 working-age adults. This project will support a team of William & Mary students, faculty, and staff who will use healthcare data to study the impacts of Virginia?s Medicaid expansion on many important outcomes. We need your help to create a ?Virginia Medicaid Expansion Lab? by purchasing integral, granular data on healthcare utilization from Virginia and several comparison states. With data from comparison states, we can apply rigorous policy evaluation methods. Healthcare data are expensive, so we need donations both big and small to meet our goal of $25,000!

Our team will analyze healthcare data in a virtual laboratory where we?ll use rigorous policy analysis methods to investigate important questions about health and healthcare in the Commonwealth, such as: Will Virginia?s Medicaid expansion increase healthcare utilization and improve population health? How will Medicaid expansion affect healthcare providers and change the provision of uncompensated care? Does Medicaid expansion have unintended consequences, such as changes in access and utilization for Medicare patients? Virginia policymakers, Medicaid program officials, and other stakeholders need information and rigorous research on the immediate and longer-term impacts of the Medicaid expansion.

The Virginia Medicaid Expansion Lab will be a vital and exciting way for countless William & Mary students to build their analytical skills by working directly with data on a policy change that will affect hundreds of thousands of Virginians. The students on our team are excited to put their classroom skills into practice, and the faculty and staff on our team have the experience needed to guide the students through this incredible learning opportunity. What our project needs most is your support. Please help us create this opportunity for William & Mary students to study one of the most significant health policy developments in our state!


Jennifer Mellor, Director, Schroeder Center for Health Policy (jmmell@wm.edu)