New Report: 86,000 to 136,000 in Kentucky Will Lose Medicaid in the First Year Work Requirements Are Implemented

Medicaid eligibility paperwork A new report published exclusively in GWHealthPolicyMatters provides the most up-to-date estimates of how many Kentuckians will lose Medicaid coverage within one year of implementation of the state’s work requirements.

Study Suggests Medicaid Patients Value Physicians’ Recommendations Regarding Smoking Cessation

man smoking in vehicle

A new study finds that Medicaid patients who are smokers give better ratings to physicians and plans that offer more support and advice about cessation. The research suggests that both clinicians and Medicaid managed care plans can improve their efforts to motivate Medicaid patients to quit smoking.

GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Researchers Comment on Virginia’s Proposed Medicaid Work Experiment

The comments describe what the Milken Institute SPH researchers perceive to be the fundamental flaws with this (or any other) mandatory Medicaid work demonstration.

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.