Blog: Coverage of Thousands on the Line as Court of Appeals Reviews Kentucky’s Section 1115 Case

By Morgan Birdy and Teodor Handarov

Sixty-three public health scholars, including 10 deans of schools of public health, public policy, and public administration, recently filed two amicus curiae briefs urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to uphold two lower-court decisions blocking Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas and prevent up to 184,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in those states from losing healthcare coverage in the first year of the experiment alone.

Blog: Medicaid Work Requirement Experiments Could Prove Costly for Thousands of Patients and Staff

By Jessica Sharac, Peter Shin, and Sara Rosenbaum

Between 120,000 and 169,000 adult Medicaid health center patients across seven states could lose coverage for comprehensive and primary health care as a result of § 1115 work requirement programs approved by the current administration.

Sara Rosenbaum Comments on How Altering Civil Rights Laws Could Impact Health Policy

Professor Sara Rosenbaum Implications for health policy are profound, according to Commonwealth Fund blog.

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.

Encouraging Signs about Small Employer and Worker Insurance Rates Under the ACA

Workers in jobs with historically low insurance rates have experienced an increase in insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study recently published by the Urban Institute based on funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). A second study by the Commonwealth Fund shows that the small group health insurance market has remained stable under the ACA.