Even as debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act extended into September and ultimately reached what may prove to be a temporary lull, researchers at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health have focused on two critical programs reaching medically underserved and vulnerable populations: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and federally funded community health centers. Financial support for both ended on Sept. 30, but the Senate will consider a five-year funding extension this week.
May You Live in Interesting Times: The Challenges of Health Policy Analysis in a Turbulent Period
A purported Chinese curse -- “May you live in interesting times” -- seems apt for this current chaotic period of American public policy. (It appears that the quote does not actually have Chinese origins and was simply coined by an English politician in the 1930s to sound sagacious.) As a student (and teacher) of health policy, there is no question that the past year, during which Congress and President Trump tried repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), had high political drama, with fingernail-biting day by day acti
The Affordable Care Act: A Great Unraveling? A Talk by Sara Rosenbaum
Cuts to Aid and Advertising Related to ACA Discussed in Major News Publications
The implications of yesterday’s announcement of severe cuts to funds that help Americans sign up for health coverage and learn about the insurances’ availability were discussed in articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, as well as some more specialized publications including a Health Affairs blog.