Professor Leighton Ku was a featured speaker at a May 19 symposium on “Obamacare After Obama” in Springfield, Illinois. The symposium was sponsored by the Southern Illinois University School of Law and Southern Illinois Health System. Materials from all the speakers can be found here.
Erin Brantley Presents at National Conference on Tobacco or Health
Senior Research Associate Erin Brantley presented “Linking Data to Uncover Medicaid’s Role in Cessation” at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health in Austin, Texas, on March 22. The study is coauthored by Senior Research Scientist Erika Steinmetz, Lead Research Scientist Brian Bruen and Professor Leighton Ku. The presentation was part of a panel on the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey.
Sara Rosenbaum Publishes in Academic Pediatrics
Professor Sara Rosenbaum is the author of "ACES and Child Health Policy: The Enduring Case for EPSDT," published in Academic Pediatrics.
Leighton Ku and Erin Brantley Co-author Health Affairs Blog
Professor Leighton Ku and Senior Research Associate Erin Brantley co-authored, “Myths About The Medicaid Expansion And The ‘Able-Bodied’,” a blog about recent proposals to limit Medicaid coverage for “able-bodied” adults published by Health Affairs.
Brian Bruen and HPM Team Author Report for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) published a summary report on state Medicaid programs’ management on high-cost Hepatitis C medications, which was authored by several researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management. The report highlights the key findings of a MACPAC-funded study that involved analyses of drug utilization and expenditure data, publicly available documents outlining state policies, and interviews with state officials.