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.
May You Live in Interesting Times: The Challenges of Health Policy Analysis in a Turbulent Period
A purported Chinese curse -- “May you live in interesting times” -- seems apt for this current chaotic period of American public policy. (It appears that the quote does not actually have Chinese origins and was simply coined by an English politician in the 1930s to sound sagacious.) As a student (and teacher) of health policy, there is no question that the past year, during which Congress and President Trump tried repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), had high political drama, with fingernail-biting day by day acti