October 27, 2021

Assessing the Impact of Federal Minimum Wage Hikes on Community Providers

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1:00pm-2:00pm EST

As Congress has broached to idea of raising the federal minimum wage, ANCOR recognizes the tremendous impact this will have on providers of community-based I/DD providers and the people they employ. Although proposals to raise the federal minimum wage did not move forward in 2021, wage hikes have been identified by President Biden and congressional Democrats as a key priority, meaning such hikes could become law in 2022.

For these reasons, ANCOR set out to quantify the anticipated impact of various federal minimum wage increases on state Medicaid programs and the providers they fund. This effort resulted in ANCOR’s newest research report, slated for release on October 27, 2021. During this launch webinar, speakers will walk participants through the findings of the study and lessons learned for advocates and others concerned about the already-tenuous funding situations in which providers find themselves.

Presenting this webinar will be Donna Martin, ANCOR’s Director of State Partnerships & Special Projects, and Stephen Pawlowski, Principal at Burns & Associates (a division of Health Management Associates). Pawlowski, who will present the study’s methodology and key findings, is known nationally for his work assisting states with rate-setting design and implementation projects, and is an expert on Medicaid financing to states.

By the end of the webinar, participants will understand:

  • A general overview of federal and state minimum wage laws.
  • Extant research on the impacts of minimum wage increases.
  • The methodology used to project the impact of minimum wage increases of varying scopes in ANCOR’s new research.
  • Our assessment of the cost of wage hikes to state Medicaid programs and the providers they fund.

This webinar costs $59 for ANCOR members and $139 for non-members, and is free for anyone who registered for ANCOR’s 2021 Policy Summit. The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available to all who register; if you would like to participate in the webinar but are unavailable at 1 pm EDT on October 27, please register to receive the recording.


  • Donna Martin, Director of State Partnerships & Special Projects, ANCOR
  • Stephen Pawlowski, Principal, Burns & Associates


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