New Study in Women’s Health Issues Quantifies the ACA Medicaid Expansion’s Effects on Insurance for Low-income Women of Reproductive Age

Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many low-income women could only receive Medicaid coverage if they were pregnant or parenting young children. The ACA’s Medicaid expansion has reduced uninsurance for low-income women of childbearing age by 13 percentage points, with a drop of 27 percentage points for those without dependent children.

States Including DC Considering Individual Mandates

Washington, DC, is among the states that began considering implementing individual responsibility mandates to require citizens to purchase health insurance after the Affordable Care Act’s mandate was terminated by the Tax Act of 2017 signed into law last month.  In his role as an executive board member for the District of Columbia’s health insurance exchange, Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor Leighton Ku is chairing a working group exami

Rosenbaum Speaks Out on Medicaid Work Requirements

Professor Sara Rosenbaum

The Trump administration’s invitation for states to attach work requirements to Medicaid has been the topic of a flurry of media stories in recent weeks.  George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor Sara Rosenbaum, a widely respected authority on Medicaid, wrote an influential blog in Health Affairs and has been quoted in some of the most important pieces broadcast on television and radio and published in