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.

Noted Public Health Researchers File Brief in Support of Arkansas Medicaid Work Challenge

Forty public health scholars recently filed a public health “friend of the court” amicus brief in support of three Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries who are challenging the state’s Medicaid work requirements. The group included six Deans and Associate Deans at schools of public health, public policy and public administration.

Health Policy Professor Comments on Impacts of Trump Administration’s Reinterpretation of ACA Waiver Provisions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released guidance granting states more flexibility to design alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by reinterpreting existing waiver provisions under the law.

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.

Systemic Supports Needed to Reinforce Opioid Legislation

The opioid legislation that President Trump is soon expected to sign into law has been widely hailed as a bipartisan success and a step forward for public health. But more needs to be done to ensure that the supports needed to improve people's health overall are in place, says Naomi Seiler, JD of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.