State Pioneer Connects Veterans to Their Health Benefits Instead of Medicaid

November 5, 2019

In 2002, Bill Allman, working for Washington State, heard from a widow with a $75,000 bill from Medicaid, which was incurred as part of her spouse's long-term care costs. Like Allman, the man was a veteran. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we learn how Allman, who is retiring at the end of 2019, launched a program to connect veterans to health benefits they didn't know they had, and in the process, figured out that states could reduce Medicaid spending.

In 2002, Bill Allman, working for Washington State, heard from a widow with a $75,000 bill from Medicaid, which was incurred as part of his long-term care costs. Like Allman, the man was a veteran. On this episode, we learn how Allman, who is retiring at the end of 2019, launched a program to connect veterans to health benefits they didn't know they had, and in the process, figured out that states could reduce Medicaid spending.

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To learn more about the Veterans Enhanced Benefit Program Allman started, click here.

To see more about the Veterans Aid & Attendance Pensions Benefit, click here or here.