Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

December 2019 | Podcast


Medicaid often represents one of the largest portions of a state budget and is a critical resource for individuals and families when state economies are struggling. With growing speculation about the timing of the next recession, planning for financial sustainability is on the minds of many Medicaid leaders.

In this Medicaid Leadership Exchange podcast, Connecticut’s Medicaid director Kate McEvoy and chief financial officer Mike Gilbert discuss their experiences working with partners in the executive and legislative branches to build trust and a shared vision for sustaining critical programs. Hear how they decide what to prioritize when creating program sustainability strategies, and how to set targets for the financial forecasting process. The conversation is moderated by Mark Larson, former Vermont Medicaid director and senior vice president of leadership and capacity building at the Center for Health Care Strategies.


Medicaid Leadership Exchange is a podcast series exploring priority topics for Medicaid leaders developed in partnership with the National Association of Medicaid Directors and the Center for Health Care Strategies through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Visit Medicaid Leadership Exchange for additional episodes.

Featured in this episode:

Mark Larson, former Vermont Medicaid director and senior vice president of leadership and capacity building at the Center for Health Care StrategiesMike Gilbert, chief financial officer at the Connecticut Department of Social Services
Kate McEvoy, director of the Division of Health Services at the Connecticut Department of Social Services

Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.