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August 11, 2016
This issue brief, commissioned by the Reforming States Group and written by the Center for Health Care Strategies, examines how innovative players at the intersection of health and corrections are providing interventions to ensure access to physical and behavioral health services as justice-involved individuals transition into their communities. It provides examples from promising programs around the country, demonstrating ways in which states and local jurisdictions have improved health outcomes and reduced recidivism for the justice-involved.
July 26, 2016
With the Democratic Convention in full swing this week, there’s plenty of conversation about what the country might look like if the party captures the White House in November—including how the Democrats might try to improve and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2017. That’s the question raised by John E. McDonough’s new Early View Op-Ed in which he examines four proposals to alter and expand the ACA. McDonough reviews the proposed policies of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, Families USA, Urban Institute, and The Century Foundation. He then asks if they would work and are politically feasible.
July 25, 2016
Faced with mounting evidence about the importance of social factors—such as income, access to food and housing, and employment status—in determining health outcomes, state Medicaid officials are looking for ways to integrate services that address these factors into their coverage, payment, and delivery models. Medicaid can’t solve societal problems on its own, but federal regulations make it clear that it can be a partner in community efforts to address the social determinants of health—and this issue brief explains how.
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Christopher F. Koller
President of the
Milbank Memorial Fund
Ricky may have been on the edge of losing control, but he was still teaching me some health policy lessons.
Word was out among his friends that Ricky was drinking again, and my cousin, who has been friends with him for 35 years, had flown in to see what was going on and how she could help. He had driven into town, and they had been hanging out all day. Now we were all out for an evening stroll. We ended up sitting on some park steps downtown—and talking.
Ricky and I are acquaintances, but not close. He knew he was being checked in on—and he knew that I knew.