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.

Study Suggests Medicaid Patients Value Physicians’ Recommendations Regarding Smoking Cessation

man smoking in vehicle

A new study finds that Medicaid patients who are smokers give better ratings to physicians and plans that offer more support and advice about cessation. The research suggests that both clinicians and Medicaid managed care plans can improve their efforts to motivate Medicaid patients to quit smoking.

Op-Ed in the Washington Post on How the District of Columbia Can Help Improve the Health of Residents of the City’s Wards 7 and 8

The decision to close the District of Columbia’s United Medical Center, a public hospital, last December left residents in the city’s disadvantaged Wards 7 and 8 without a readily accessible hospital for the delivery of newborns.  Since then, D.C. government officials have been contemplating building a new public hospital.