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
Ethics and Governance Analysis of Final Revisions to the Common Rule
The Obama Administration’s recent revision of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, known as the Common Rule, raises the questions of how we, as a society, should best translate ethical principles into law and whether law is the ideal vehicle for pursuing ethical outcomes in the case of human subjects research.