Vern Smith, the new host for State of Reform


Matt Beuschlein


We are pleased to announce that health policy veteran and HMA Senior Advisor Vern Smith, PhD, will serve as the moderator for our upcoming State of Reform spring events.

Dr. Smith is a nationally lauded expert in Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, state budgets, and trends in the health care marketplace. He had a distinguished 30-year public service career, serving as Michigan Medicaid director and as budget director for the human services agency.

During his time in both the public and private sectors, he engaged and partnered with diverse sets of stakeholders to navigate some of the toughest health policy and health care challenges and is eager help continue State of Reform’s work to bridge the gap between heath care and health policy.


Dr. Smith will be onsite leading the keynote discussions for our upcoming conferences in:

More to come on each of our conferences as we get closer to those dates. You can learn more about about our upcoming events here.