What They’re Watching: Merissa Clyde

Merissa Clyde, Managing Director, Health Benefits Administration at SEIU 775 Benefits Group joins us to talk about the potential influx of patients if patients lose coverage gained under the Medicaid expansion.

We have many people who could choose our coverage but don’t because they are covered by Medicaid expansion and so we are interested in what happens because if we have an influx of people, then we have to make sure that we’re able to provide coverage to them if they don’t have other options. We’re in a good place in Washington because we are out in the forefront around the nation. So, I think that it’ll really be important to continue to collaborate and figure out what is a joint way forward to make sure that we don’t lose the gains that we have achieved in the past few years.