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.

Milken Institute School of Public Health Researchers Urge Withdrawal of Public Charge Rule

The 26 public health, medicine, nursing and public policy scholars and practitioners from the George Washington University submitted an official comment to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen. “It is contrary to our sense of justice and civil rights that the proposed regulation would sanction lawfully admitted immigrants for lawfully using public benefits,” the GW scholars say.

Proposed Public Charge Rule Likely to Have a Significant Impact on Community Health Centers

The analysis into how the rule could affect care at community health centers includes state-by-state estimates.

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.