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Prof. Cindy Mann Esq.

Self Description

July 2006: "Cindy Mann, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families (CCF), has extensive experience in the design, implementation and analysis of federal and state policies affecting children and families. At CCF, her specific areas of focus include the financing of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), federal developments affecting health care coverage, and state waiver policy. In addition to her work with CCF, she is currently a Research Professor at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, and an Associate Commissioner with the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Her experience directing programs and researching policies that impact children and families includes serving as Director of the Family and Children's Health Program Group at the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA, now the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) where she was responsible for the children and families side of the Medicaid program and the State Children's Health Insurance Program; leading the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' federal and state health policy work; and state-level work on health and welfare issues and public finance in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Recent publications include: Medicaid Cost Pressures for States: Looking at the Facts, The President's Proposals for Medicaid and SCHIP: How Would They Affect Children's Health Care Coverage?, and The New TennCare Waiver Proposal: What is the Impact on Children? She holds a law degree from New York University School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University. "

Third-Party Descriptions

August 2007: Cindy Mann, executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, said they 'would effectively foreclose the opportunity for states to cover children in families with incomes of about $40,000 to $50,000 a year, depending on the size of family.'

July 2007: Reaction to the Senate proposal among children's advocates was mixed. Cindy Mann, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, called it 'a significant effort' to insure the lowest-income children that nevertheless will leave millions without coverage.

June 2006: "But the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has warned that the benefits of many citizens will be delayed or denied. Cindy Mann, director of the Center for Children and Family at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, suggested that at least 3 million citizens could be stripped of coverage."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Executive (past or present) Center On Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) Organization Jul 1, 2006
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Center for Children and Families (CCF) Organization Jul 1, 2006
Organization Executive (past or present) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Organization Jul 1, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Cornell University Organization Jul 1, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Georgetown University Organization Jul 1, 2006
Possible/Unclear Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Organization Jul 1, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) New York University (NYU) Organization Jul 1, 2006

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Aug 21, 2007 New Bush Policies Limit Reach of Child Insurance Plan

QUOTE: New administrative hurdles... are aimed at preventing parents with private insurance for their children from availing of the government-subsidized State Children's Health Insurance Program. But Democrats and children's advocates said that the announcement will jeopardize coverage for children whose parents work at jobs that do not provide employer-paid insurance.

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2007 Child Health Insurance Stalls in Congress: Plans to Renew Program Bog Down as Lawmakers Debate Funding, Philosophy

QUOTE: the future of the $5 billion-a-year [decade-old State Children's Health Insurance Program], which serves 6.6 million children and has long enjoyed bipartisan support, has become mired in an ideological fight over the proper role of government in health care...

Washington Post
Jun 30, 2006 Medicaid Rule Called A Threat To Millions: Proof of Citizenship Needed for Benefits

QUOTE: A Medicaid rule takes effect tomorrow that will require more than 50 million poor Americans to prove their citizenship or lose their medical benefits or long-term care. Under the rule, intended to curb fraud by illegal immigrants...unintended consequence of harming several million U.S. citizens who, for a variety of reasons, will not be able to produce the necessary paperwork.

Washington Post