An Argument in Favor of Influenza Vaccine Mandates for Young Children

Young girl getting an immunization

In a Viewpoint published in JAMA Pediatrics, Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH makes a case for the value of influenza vaccine mandates for children between six months and five years of age, such as the one now in force in New York City (NYC) for children in city-regulated childcare and educational institutions.

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.

Sara Rosenbaum Analyzes Impacts of New “Public Charge” Rule on Immigrants with Medicaid

Professor Sara Rosenbaum The new analysis explains why the proposed "public charge" rule published last week by the Trump administration could affect millions of legal immigrants enrolled in Medicaid and would have a dramatic impact on the overall stability of the health care system.