President Trump has threatened to cancel federal health insurance payments called “cost-sharing reductions.” He hopes this collapses the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, creating leverage for further repeal negotiations with recalcitrant Senators and Congressmen. However, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that ending these payments would actually increase federal costs by $194 billion over ten years and cause a million people to lose health insurance next year.
Ku’s Study is Focus of Washington Post Story on Economic Impacts from Repealing the ACA
Studies conducted by GW Health Policy and Management Professor Leighton Ku with other HPM staffers are mentioned in a Washington Post “Wonkblog” story published on July 25 while the Senate was debating its amendment for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. “1 million jobs on the line as Senate votes on health care’’ begins by citing Ku’s team finding that America could lose more than 1 million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the ACA.
HPM Presentations at AcademyHealth Conference
Ten GW Health Policy and Management students, staff, faculty and affiliates gave presentations or posters at the AcademyHealth annual research meeting for health services and health policy held in New Orleans on June 25-27. The conference helped showcase the vibrant and diverse research being done in the department.
Those making presentations and giving posters included:
Assistant Professor Wayne Psek