A new analysis by GW Health Policy and Management researchers concludes that Medicaid expansions are helping states cope with the rising toll taken by the opioid crisis. It also suggests that Congressional proposals to end the Medicaid expansion program may undermine efforts to address this growing public health problem.
Ku’s Study is Focus of Washington Post Story on Economic Impacts from Repealing the ACA
Studies conducted by GW Health Policy and Management Professor Leighton Ku with other HPM staffers are mentioned in a Washington Post “Wonkblog” story published on July 25 while the Senate was debating its amendment for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. “1 million jobs on the line as Senate votes on health care’’ begins by citing Ku’s team finding that America could lose more than 1 million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the ACA.
Sara Rosenbaum Blogs on Hidden Surprises in the Senate’s Health Care Bill
In a blog published in Health Affairs on July 13, HPM Professor Sara Rosenbaum and Stan Dorn, a senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, provide eye-opening examples of how the Senate’s Better Care and Reconciliation Act (BCRA) would impact U.S. citizens. For example, the blog explains how the new law would treat a low-income person, eligible for Medicaid but not enrolled, who is hit by a car or a bullet and gravely injured, then arrives at the hospital unconscious.
Washington Post Quotes GWHPM Study on Economic Impacts from Repealing the ACA
In an article titled “Health care push has sweeping economic consequences,” the Washington Post’s “Finance 202” newsletter mentioned the Commonwealth study on the economic impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act and rolling back its Medicaid expansion that was published in January by an HPM team led by Professor Leighton Ku.
Politico Quotes GWHPM Study on Job Losses Associated with the Senate’s Health Care Bill
An article titled “Health vote slides as GOP senators lose momentum” in Politico on July 7 quoted the Commonwealth study recently published by the HPM team led by Professor Leighton Ku: "By 2026, 1.45 million fewer jobs would exist, compared to levels under the current law. Every state except Hawaii would have fewer jobs and a weaker economy."