• The Atlantic
    How the Blowup of Obamacare Affects the People on It

    Last week President Trump triumphantly tweeted, “Money pouring into Insurance Companies profits, under the guise of ObamaCare, is over.” He was celebrating the fact that his administration had just ended cost-sharing reductions, payments that the government had been making to insurers to make insurance cheaper for their low-income customers.

  • T.H.E.
    Latino Americans ‘falling further behind’ on higher education

    The higher education attainment gap between Latino people in America and their white and black counterparts is widening, according to new research. A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce finds that the share of Latinos in the US who obtained at least some postsecondary education increased from 35 per cent to 45 per cent between 1992 and 2016.

  • The Washington Post
    Hey, Virginia! You’ve got a governor to elect in three weeks!

    Last year, Elias Murillo was all about the politics. He was really into Bernie Sanders, even went to a Sanders rally in Fairfax County. When Sanders lost, Murillo switched to Donald Trump, the other guy he figured would step up for regular people. It was all very exciting, a show that just kept on going. For a while, he even felt hopeful.

  • Star Tribune
    In D.C., efforts to champion alternatives to four-year degrees slow to gain traction

    In 2016-2017 Burnsville High School launched a radically redesigned curriculum to try to plug Minnesota’s job skills gap. The suburban school south of the Twin Cities now funnels students into career pathways instead of a general academic regimen.

  • Wallet HUb
    Research Professor in the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University

    To what extent will Trump’s decision to reduce spending on advertising and other efforts to inform people about deadlines to sign up for ACA coverage have an effect on enrollment this fall? These decisions by Trump could have a substantial dampening effect on enrollment. When advertising was cut off early by Trump this past January, we saw a clear drop-off in enrollment; the same result is likely this fall. One large concern is that people who are healthier may fail to enroll without the encouragement provided by advertising. If this happens, it will lead to adverse selection in the risk pool, and ultimately to higher costs and higher premiums. But I am also concerned that the loss of the navigator resources resulting from large cuts in funding for these programs will leave many people without the help they need to get themselves signed up. Trump's decisions will likely mean higher costs per person, but fewer people enrolled -- a double dose of bad outcomes.

  • Real Clear Health
    Why Is It so Hard for Republicans to Replace Obamacare?

    Republicans in Congress have been attacking Obamacare and vowing to repeal it for nearly seven years, and President Trump made “repeal and replace Obamacare” a central promise of his winning campaign. Now the President and his party are in charge, but they are scrambling to craft a replacement. Why are they having such trouble?

  • The Washington Post
    What’s the method in Trump’s madness?

    Is Trumpism a scam? And if so, whom is Donald Trump scamming? Or is the country confronting something even more troubling: a president unhinged from any realities that get in the way of his impulses, unmoored from any driving philosophy and willing to make everything up as he goes along, including “alternative facts”?

  • Bloomberg
    Alice Rivlin Sees a Sensible Agreement on Obamacare

    Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at Brookings Institution, discusses the future of Obamacare under President Donald Trump. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."

  • Medical Express
    Large pre-ACA Medicaid expansion did not level health disparities in cancer surgery

    An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery - a proxy for complex cancer care.

  • The Washington Post
    The rush to get millennials health insurance before the possible repeal of Obamacare

    The outreach workers joined the line at a Michael “Air” Jordan shoe launch. They went to Denny’s after the District’s clubs had closed. They hung out at happy hours with $4 drinks and $7 bar food, laundromats, gyms, and Sunday brunches.