Georgetown’s CHIR Launches Public Option Center

Georgetown University’s Center for Health Insurance Reform this week launched a new resource center for state and federal policymakers interested in pursuing a public health insurance option. The new center -- Understanding the Public Health Insurance Option -- offers comprehensive online research on public option designs, testimony, analysis and other assistance and educational materials that could be presented at conferences, hearings or other events. Christine Monahan, assistant research professor at CHIR, is heading the new project, which she says aims...
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Advocates: States Can Use Extra PHE Time To Get Redeterminations Right

There are certain policies states can adopt now -- ex parte redeterminations and letting people renew online or over the phone -- to avoid making the 16 million Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries predicted to lose their coverage a reality once the public health emergency ends, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities experts say. Medicaid beneficiaries were relieved on Monday (May 16) when the Biden administration’s silence indicated it will renew the public health emergency declaration beyond mid-July, giving states more...
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Roe Reversal Would Prove Disastrous For Workforce, Experts Say

A reversal of Roe v. Wade could have a disastrous effect on the health care workforce, driving up rates of moral injury, burnout, resignation and clinician error as providers attempt to navigate a shifting legal landscape -- and in the process, worsening maternal care deserts as providers resign or flee to areas where abortion care is legal, experts say. In a new report published in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ so-called Green Journal , researchers found...
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FTC Seeks To Protect Users’ Privacy On Period Tracker Apps

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan told lawmakers FTC is seeking to protect the privacy of health data collected by period tracker and other health apps as the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v Wade . Reproductive rights advocates worry that period tracker data will be used to investigate whether app users are receiving abortions in states where the procedure is criminalized. A number of states have passed or are pursuing laws criminalizing abortion,...
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