A Texas Public Radio spot titled “In Texas, People With Fluctuating Incomes Risk Being Cut Off From Medicaid” featured observations by GW Health Policy and Management Professors Sara Rosenbaum and Leighton Ku about a Texas Medicaid family planning demonstration proposal. An analysis carried out by Rosenbaum and researchers
CMS Data on Health Care Spending by State
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released data on health care spending by state today. It shows that while most states experienced faster growth in 2014 due to Medicaid expansion and enrollment in Exchange plans, per capita health spending in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states grew at similar rates. The report also found that the most recent economic recession, which ended in 2009, and modest recovery since then, had a sustained impact on health spending and health insurance coverage.
Policy Brief on Preventive Services in Medicaid
Professor Leighton Ku and MPH student Victoria Thompson authored the report, “Data Note: Medicaid’s Role in Providing Access to Preventive Care for Adults,” on how Medicaid fosters use of preventive services for adults, released by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
Leighton Ku Speaks on the Future of Medicaid
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.