Jennifer Granger, President & CEO of UCFS, Appointed to Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council.
Ms. Granger’s extensive background and career experience in public health will make her a strong contributor to this vital council,” said Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington). “Thousands of Connecticut residents depend on the services under the Council’s oversight, and I appreciate Ms. Granger’s willingness to volunteer her time and share her expertise.”
Upon her appointment to this committee Jennifer stated, “I am honored to represent Connecticut’s Federally Qualified Health Centers and look forward to ensuring that the clients we serve continue to have a voice.” UCFS provides comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral health services throughout eastern Connecticut to over 19,000 individuals, 63% of whom participate in the Medicaid program.
MAPOC is a collaborative body established by the General Assembly to provide oversight of the Medicaid HUSKY Health Program that encompasses all Medicaid enrollees’ health care. The General Assembly charged MAPOC with monitoring and advising the Connecticut Department of Social Services on matters including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation of the delivery system under the Administrative Service Organization, managed care, eligibility standards, benefits, health care access and quality measures.
Ken Lalime, CEO of Community Health Center Association of Connecticut remarked, “Jennifer’s involvement both at UCFS and on the statewide level will inform her participation on MAPOC. She sees the big picture of health care policy and also understands the unique opportunities and challenges that health centers and their patient’s experience.”