Washington, DC, is among the states that began considering implementing individual responsibility mandates to require citizens to purchase health insurance after the Affordable Care Act’s mandate was terminated by the Tax Act of 2017 signed into law last month. In his role as an executive board member for the District of Columbia’s health insurance exchange, Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor Leighton Ku is chairing a working group exami
Rosenbaum Speaks Out on Medicaid Work Requirements
The Trump administration’s invitation for states to attach work requirements to Medicaid has been the topic of a flurry of media stories in recent weeks. George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor Sara Rosenbaum, a widely respected authority on Medicaid, wrote an influential blog in Health Affairs and has been quoted in some of the most important pieces broadcast on television and radio and published in
Video: Leighton Ku Shares Thoughts on What’s Next for the ACA in Sinclair TV News Broadcast
Leighton Ku, director of the George Washington University's Center for Health Policy Research, is quoted in this video recently broadcast by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. He is one of the experts asked to weigh in on the latest efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act passed under the Obama administration.
Rosenbaum Blogs in Health Affairs on Medicaid 1115 and Work Requirements
In a timely blog in Health Affairs, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor Sara Rosenbaum responds to the Trump administration’s letter of January 11 inviting states to propose demonstrations to test the effects of threatening to withdraw or reduce Medicaid from people who fail to meet work requirements.
Blog: It Makes More Sense to Strengthen SHOP Than to Expand Association Health Plans
The Trump Administration has just proposed a new rule which seeks to expand the scope of Association Health Plans (AHPs), arrangements in which small businesses can pool together to get the purchasing clout of large employers to get a better deal on private insurance coverage. In principle, that is not a bad idea and in fact is the motivating spirit underlying the Affordable Care Act’s creation of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) component of the health insurance exchanges. SHOP let