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.
Sara Rosenbaum Serves as a Fact Checker for National Public Radio Story on Medicaid Claim by Trump
Professor Sara Rosenbaum was one of the experts interviewed in a National Public Radio spot titled “Fact Check: Trump’s Confusing Remarks To Senate Republicans on Health Care.” Rosenbaum provided some clarification regarding Trump’s statement that Medicaid was on a “really unsustainable path.”
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.
Video: Sara Rosenbaum on How Medicaid is Working
Professor Sara Rosenbaum was one of the experts asked by MedPageToday to answer the question, "Is Medicaid working?" View her response here. (The video also features the observations of Paul Howard, PhD, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank based in New York, who is critical of the current Medicaid funding setup.)