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.

Updated Estimate of Impacts of Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Experiment on Health Centers

As many as four in 10 adult Medicaid patients served by health centers would lose coverage and total patient care capacity could decline by up to 10 percent, study by Milken Institute SPH researchers shows.

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.

Expert Commentary on Medicaid Work Requirements and the Kentucky Decision

In blogs in Health Affairs and the Commonwealth Fund and an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, as well as quoted comments in other news media, legal scholar and public health expert Sara Rosenbaum of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health offered insights into the intent behind and impacts of the Trump administration’s approval of plans by Kentucky and other states requiring low-inco