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

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 Details Improvements and Needs in Obesity Prevention and Treatment Coverage

Over the past decade, many state programs began covering nutrition counseling The analysis of Medicaid and state employee health insurance plans shows major increases in coverage between 2009 and 2017, but also highlights treatment gaps.

The Need for Evaluations of Medicaid 1115 Demonstrations that Restrict Eligibility

An Issue Brief published by the Commonwealth Fund suggests that information needed by policymakers may not be collected.

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.

Encouraging Results from Evaluation of Camden Model Targeting Super Utilizers

healthcare provider and patient sitting at a table talking Study by Mathematica Policy Research points to the potential of Camden model, which relies on a team of nurses, community health workers, social workers and others to support high cost patients in better engaging in their care.