Op-Ed in the Washington Post on How the District of Columbia Can Help Improve the Health of Residents of the City’s Wards 7 and 8

The decision to close the District of Columbia’s United Medical Center, a public hospital, last December left residents in the city’s disadvantaged Wards 7 and 8 without a readily accessible hospital for the delivery of newborns.  Since then, D.C. government officials have been contemplating building a new public hospital. 

Hundreds of Thousands of Kentucky Residents Could Lose Medicaid under the Work Demonstration Project Approved by the Trump Administration

In January of 2018, 15 Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the federal government’s legal authority to launch Medicaid work demonstrations and its approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid work demonstration, the first in the nation. The lawsuit (Stewart v. Azar) seeks to block the implementation of Medicaid work demonstrations because they are contrary to law and pose major health risks for the poorest and most vulnerable citizens.

Health Centers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Face Serious Threats as the Next Hurricane Season Approaches

Six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummeled Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), the regions’ twenty-three community health centers continue to play a crucial role in responding to the catastrophe, providing direct care and essential community-based public health services.

Policies that Help Medicaid Beneficiaries to Quit Smoking

At a time when American adults living below the poverty line are over 50 percent more likely to smoke than other citizens, health care services provided through Medicaid may make a real difference.  A new paper by researchers from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) analyzed state Medicaid coverage policies to see which ones were most effective.

Event: The Future of EU and US Health Care Systems

The health care systems of developed economies are facing similar pressures from the combined impact of technology, demographic change and globalization.  An event at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) featured Xavier Prats Monné, the Director-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) at the European Commission, who gave a presentation and participated in a discussion on the future of the EU and US health care systems.