United States Department of Health & Human Services

Medicaid Commission

In May 2005, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael O. Leavitt, established a Medicaid Commission under Public Law 92-463, Federal Advisory Committee Act, to advise the Secretary on ways to modernize the Medicaid program so that it can provide high-quality health care to its beneficiaries in a financially sustainable way.

The Commission will submit two reports to the Secretary for his consideration and submission to Congress. By September 1, 2005, the Commission will provide recommendations on options to achieve $10 billion in scorable Medicaid savings over five years while at the same time make progress toward meaningful longer-term program changes to better serve beneficiaries. The Commission will also consider, to the extent feasible, specific performance goals for the Medicaid program, as a basis for long-term recommendations. By December 31, 2006, the Commission is tasked with making longer-term recommendations on the future of the Medicaid program that ensure the long-term sustainability of the program.

Charter (PDF 170KB)

Federal Register Notice - May 24, 2005 (PDF 29KB)
Establishment of the Medicaid Commission and Request for Nominations for Members

Announcement of New Commissioners (PDF 56KB)

Roster of Commission Members

For information on individual meetings, including agenda, and resource materials provided to the commissioners, please click on the meeting pages.

Meetings on Short-Term Medicaid Reforms:

Meetings on the Long-Term Sustainability of the Medicaid Program:


Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Suite 450G
Washington, D.C. 20201

Last Revised:  February, 2007

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