HPM Presentations at AcademyHealth Conference

Some of the HPM faculty, staff and students who attended AcademyHealth this year.

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:

The American Health Care Act Could Cause Loss of Nearly A Million Jobs by 2026; New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan to Lose Most

“Within a decade, almost a million fewer people would have jobs."

NBC News Publishes Ku’s Predictions for Impacts of the American Health Care Act

On the day that Professor Leighton Ku and his GW Health Policy and Management team published their predictions for the economic consequences of the American Health Care Act, NBC News published them.  

The piece included Ku’s observations that “the AHCA would initially cause a brief spurt of economic growth from tax cuts, which primarily help those with high incomes…. however, cuts in funding for Medicaid and health subsidies then begin to deepen, triggering sharp job losses and broad disruption of state economies in the following years.”

HPM Comparative Health Policy Discussion Features Olivier Bogillot

Olivier Bogillot, PhD, Sanofi and former Deputy Advisor for Healthcare and Social Affairs, Presidency of the French Republic, was a featured speaker at an HPM Comparative Health Policy Discussion Seminar, "Improving Healthcare Delivery and Payment – French and American Approaches."

Lorens Helmchen Joins International Journal of Health Economics and Management Editorial Board

Associate Professor Lorens Helmchen has joined the editorial board of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management. The journal focuses on health care systems and the behavior of its consumers, patients, and providers.