The Ramifications of Repealing the Individual Mandate

Repealing the mandate "remains a cynical effort to fund tax cuts for the wealthy by making health insurance less affordable.”

The Senate’s Tax Reform Bill Puts Public Health at Risk

In a sneak attack akin to Pearl Harbor, the Senate sought to deal a death blow to health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act by its last minute addition of the repeal of the individual responsibility mandate into its tax reform bill.  The Congressional Budget Office estimated that this would lead health insurance coverage to fall by 13 million and to raise health insurance premiums by 10 percent.  Combined with Pr

Presentation on Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health

Hospitals can play a key role in improving community health, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Researcher Maureen Byrnes told attendees at the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Conference recently held at American University.  

Sara Rosenbaum’s Observations on CHIP Funding and Changes to Medicaid 1115 Policy

Recent commentaries and article discuss the basis for and implications of the Medicaid changes and the need for CHIP funding.

Publication Reviews Literature on Accountable Communities for Health

A National Academy of Medicine discussion paper identifies a common set of principles driving the growing number of initiatives promoting Accountable Communities for Health to improve population and community health.