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McKelvey School of Engineering

Supporting a Healthier Missouri: Medicaid Expansion and Rural Communities

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual Event

Rural Missourians face unique healthcare challenges such as a larger aging population, lower incomes, higher incidence of chronic illnesses, less access to employer-sponsored insurance and barriers to healthcare access due to geographic distance and hospital closures. Even healthy, working citizens find themselves caught in the coverage gap and unable to afford private insurance. Throughout the entire state, Medicaid expansion is a matter of access, affordability, quality of life and health equity.

Register here: bit.ly/registeropenclassroom 

Sponsored by: Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis; Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Washington University in St. Louis; and the Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) 

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Medicine & Health



Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Public Health
Event Contact

Madison Lands | mlands@wustl.edu

Speaker Information


Timothy McBride | Bernard Becker Professor, Brown School; Co-director, Center for Health Economics and Policy, Institute for Public Health at Washington University 

Paul Taylor | CEO of Ozark Community Hospital Health Systems 

Dr. Will Ross | Associate Dean for Diversity, Principal Officer for Community Partnerships, and Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Ryan Barker | Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Missouri Foundation for Health 

Moderated by: 

Gary Parker | Associate Dean for External Affairs, Director of the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis 

Cynthia D. Williams | Assistant Dean for Community Partnerships, Office of Community Partnerships, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis 

Opening statements by: 

Mary M. McKay | Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis 

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Paul Schierbecker

Paul Schierbecker left a positive review 7/21/2020

Watched live on Youtube. Very good event, well directed (but not scripted obviously). Nice to see the experts from Diversity Office, the Med Dean, the Brown school, and the Ozark health care honcho talk about the issue that matters. Paul Taylor was excellent with his insights and contrasts to Ok and Ak. I would like to hear followup from the panelists about one thing (and plan to attend next week's Zoom): was their attempt to vote 'absentee' actually absenteee or was it 'mail-in', because you have to have special circumstances to vote absentee. I am having trouble myself satisfying the i.d. requirements for 'mail-in' and was wondering if the others had any backlash from the Election Board like I did. Great job!