Data Raises Concerns About the Impact of Medicaid Work Requirements

A brief published by the Commonwealth Fund predicts the impact on adult Medicaid beneficiaries in Kentucky if work requirements go into effect. The authors estimate that as many as 118,000 adults enrolled in Medicaid would either become uninsured for an extended period of time or experience a gap in insurance over a two-year period.

The Projected Effects of the Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirement Demonstration on Community Health Centers

In June 2018, Arkansas became the first state in the nation to implement a Medicaid work demonstration. Two recent blogs examined the enrollment and economic[1] impact of the work demonstration.

State Policies Linked to Uptake of HPV Vaccine

State policies play a significant role in the usage of vaccinations to prevent human papilloma virus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.  Wayne Psek, MD, PhD, of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health served as an author on a study that identified a combination of state policies that are associated with high uptake of the vaccine in children, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends beginning when they are 11 or 12 years old.

Community Health Centers Continue to Show Major Growth

Health center patients, by insurance coverage type, 2000-2017

The numbers of patients served by the nation’s community health centers continues to increase significantly, according to a new study issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The study documents the expanded array of services that community health centers across the country are now offering.