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.
NEJM Analyzes Public Opinion Polls on the Future of the ACA
The New England Journal of Medicine published an analysis of 27 national opinion polls by 12 survey organizations on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) led by Robert Blendon who serves as senior associate dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. By looking at the average of recent polls, the research team offered a framework for viewing how the public as a whole saw the issues in this most recent debate.
A Rare Opportunity to Hear What Medicaid Recipients Think About Requiring Work for Medicaid Coverage
Arguments for and against Medicaid work requirements have been made repeatedly in the media, particularly since the beginning of the Trump administration, but there have been few opportunities to hear what Medicaid recipients think about requiring work for coverage.
Leighton Ku and Sara Rosenbaum Communicate About Health Reform Impacts
As Congressional consideration of efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act proceed, Health Policy and Management faculty Leighton Ku and Sara Rosenbaum have been busy communicating with the media and others about potential consequences of the legislative proposals and of the importance of Medicaid. The two have been quoted in dozens of print and broadcast media articles and spots over the past few months.
Proposals to End Medicaid Expansions Threaten Support to Address the Opioid Crisis
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.