Florida’s most vulnerable Medicaid patients are about to be moved into commercial HMOs as part of the last leg of the state’s Medicaid reform that began nearly a decade ago. As this unfolds, Georgetown University researchers who have been studying Florida’s Medicaid program say that the process will require careful monitoring to ensure patient protections.
"Certainly I remember, thinking back to 2005, that the launch of the Web site was challenging," says Jack Hoadley, a researcher at Georgetown University who has studied the Part D program since before its launch. "It was pretty regularly a source of frustration just like what we're experiencing now."
Millennials are the most educated generation ever, but it's taking a lot longer for them to launch their careers. But don't blame older workers still on the job; they're not crowding their kids and grandchildren out of the good jobs. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and The Generations Initiative: "Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation."
More demanding job requirements, coupled with the pressures of the recession, have delayed the transition to adulthood for young people in the past decade and earned them the title of "the new lost generation," according to the report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, published Monday.
Mila Kofman is the executive director of the D.C. Health Benefit Link, the health law marketplace for the District of Columbia that will launch on Oct. 1. On Wednesday, her agency announced that it would not be able to determine some shoppers’ premium prices on launch date. Instead, due to a “high error rate” discovered in testing, that information wouldn’t become available until November.
The U.S. government will need to close for business on Tuesday if Congress cannot pass legislation to fund its operations for the fiscal year that begins that day. So, what would that mean in practice? For some perspective, we talked to Alice Rivlin, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget the last time the government shut down, in 1995.
Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review magazine. They discuss Congressional wrangling over a continuing resolution to stave off a government shutdown, President Obama's speech at the UN and U.S.-Iranian nuclear negotiations.
Five weeks remain until adults can sign up for health plans through online marketplaces, but many parents don’t know that some services mandated through health care reform are already available to children. U.S. News held a Twitter chat with experts from the Urban Institute, Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, First Focus and the American Academy of Pediatrics last week to address the broad impact of Obamacare on children’s coverage.