A Tale of Two State Medicaid Programs: On the Inside with Suzanne Bierman

June 30, 2021

In this episode of Wonks at Work, host Craig Wilson talks to fellow healthcare policy wonk and native Arkansan Suzanne Bierman. No stranger to the world of Medicaid policy, Bierman formerly served as assistant director in the Division of Medical Services at the Arkansas Department of Human Services and is now the administrator of the Division of Healthcare Financing and Policy at the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Recently, Nevada became the second state with a “public option” law on the books. Bierman talks about her experience with both the “private option” in Arkansas and the “public option” in Nevada and discusses differences in care delivery approaches between the states’ Medicaid programs.

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