Paul serves as FAH’s liaison to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) as well as the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). In addition, Paul supports FAH policy and legislative initiatives on Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and managed care, and helps staff both FAH’s Medicaid and Managed Care, and Health Financing Committees.
Prior to joining the Federation, Mr. Kidwell served as Director of the Low Income Program Analysis Group in the Office of Legislation at CMS. In that role, Mr. Kidwell was CMS’ primary liaison to Congress for the Medicaid and CHIP programs and worked closely with CMS’ senior leadership on Medicaid and CHIP regulatory and policy matters; legislative strategy, technical analysis and drafting; and communications.
Kidwell gained extensive experience in his work on Capitol Hill, which spans more than a decade of work in policy and legislation. He served as Legislative Director to Congressman (now Senator) Christopher Murphy (D-CT) during consideration of the Affordable Care Act, and worked as a Legislative Assistant for Representatives Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Mr. Kidwell received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and daughters.
Mr. Kidwell is a long-time volunteer and serves on the Board of Directors of local Washington, D.C. charity, Horton’s Kids, an organization committed to providing comprehensive services to the children of Southeast D.C.