I am excited to share more good news. Thanks to some new funding, CCF is expanding and Leonardo Cuello, J.D. will be joining CCF and the faculty of the McCourt School of Public Policy on July 1st.
Leo is well known to many of us (and no doubt to many regular readers of SayAhhh!) from his past two decades of working on Medicaid law and policy, most recently as the Health Policy Director of the National Health Law Program, where he has been involved in many of the major issues and litigation of recent times — such as work requirements. Leo’s current work focuses on Medicaid and Marketplace waiver authority, Medicaid managed care, payment and delivery system reform, Medicaid expansion, and Medicaid benefit packages.
Before joining the National Health Law Program, Leo worked for the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) for six years, focusing on a wide range of healthcare issues dealing with eligibility and access to services in Medicaid and Medicare. At PHLP, Leo ran a project focused on immigrant and Latino health care, including direct representation of low-income immigrants and Latinos, and worked on numerous Medicaid eligibility and services issues through direct representation and policy work. Leo graduated with a B.A. from Swarthmore College and received his J.D. from The University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Leo loves all topics Medicaid and is excited to work on issues like Medicaid system design and managed care, waiver authorities, and addressing health-related social needs when he becomes a Hoya. One of his goals is to help develop accessible and actionable educational resources to support advocates, policymakers, and the general public – in both English and Spanish.
As I blogged about a few weeks ago, Anne Dwyer will be joining CCF on June 1st. Like Anne, Leo will also be involved in CCF’s core Finish Line project working with state partners. We look forward to helping everyone get to know these two amazing new colleagues.