Encouraging Signs about Small Employer and Worker Insurance Rates Under the ACA

Workers in jobs with historically low insurance rates have experienced an increase in insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study recently published by the Urban Institute based on funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). A second study by the Commonwealth Fund shows that the small group health insurance market has remained stable under the ACA.

Health Policy Professor Comments on Impacts of Trump Administration’s Reinterpretation of ACA Waiver Provisions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released guidance granting states more flexibility to design alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by reinterpreting existing waiver provisions under the law.

GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Researchers Comment on Virginia’s Proposed Medicaid Work Experiment

The comments describe what the Milken Institute SPH researchers perceive to be the fundamental flaws with this (or any other) mandatory Medicaid work demonstration.

Sara Rosenbaum Analyzes Impacts of New “Public Charge” Rule on Immigrants with Medicaid

Professor Sara Rosenbaum The new analysis explains why the proposed "public charge" rule published last week by the Trump administration could affect millions of legal immigrants enrolled in Medicaid and would have a dramatic impact on the overall stability of the health care system.

Sara Rosenbaum Shares Her Opinions on the Myths We Tell Ourselves About the Poor

The Expanding Work Requirements in Non-Cash Welfare Programs report released by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in July was one of the inspirations for a new opinion piece by Sara Rosenbaum, JD, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Published in the Milbank Quarterly, her piece traces the deep roots of the American myth about the working poor to the 1601 English Poor Law.