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Medicaid’s Role in Military Family Well-Being & Economic Security

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


About This Webinar

This webinar will explore Medicaid’s role in contributing to the well-being and economic security of military families. For some military families, Medicaid provides additional support not otherwise provided under TRICARE and other military and community-based services. Participants will learn about Medicaid’s role in providing health insurance coverage for eligible individuals and families. They will also learn about recent developments in Medicaid policy that are intended to address underlying threats to economic security (such as housing and food access). Because Medicaid benefits are not always fully understood or utilized, this webinar will also focus on approaches to breaking down barriers to program access.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the broad policy purposes and history of the Medicaid program, with special focus given to variability across the states in benefits, eligibility, and services.
  • Highlight how Medicaid is relevant to caregiving across various stages of individual and family lifespans.
  • Review Medicaid and TRICARE health benefits for “dually eligible” military families.
  • Examine barriers and obstacles to accessing Medicaid and other programs due to factors associated with the social drivers of health (SDOH).
  • Explore recent Medicaid services and initiatives focused on health, wellness, and economic security, as well as identify possible future developments in the Medicaid program.


Christopher Plein, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Administration
Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Public Service
West Virginia University

Christopher Plein, Ph.D. is a Professor of Public Administration and Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Public Service at West Virginia University. His academic research on health and social policy has been published in such journals as Health Affairs, the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, and The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Uninsured. His expertise on Medicaid and health policy has led to invited presentations at the state and national level, presentations to the West Virginia Legislature, and interviews with state and national media. Dr. Plein is also part of the OneOp team.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This webinar is pending approval for 1.0 continuing education (CE) credit from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). 
  • Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC): This webinar is pending approval for 1.0 continuing education (CE) credit by the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE).
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA): This webinar is pending approval for 1.0 continuing education (CE) contact hour by The Patient Advocate Certification Board.
  • Board Certified Case Managers: This webinar is pending approval for 1.0 continuing education (CE) clock hour from the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).
  • Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC): This webinar is pending approval for 1.0 continuing education (CE) credit from The Center for Financial Certifications ( 
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE): This webinar is pending approval for 1.0 continuing education (CE) credit from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). 
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: This webinar is pending approval for 1.0 continuing education (CE) credit from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK
  • OneOp Certificates of Attendance are available for those interested in additional documentation of professional development activities.

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August 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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