Christopher F. Koller
President of the
Milbank Memorial Fund
Non-Partisan, but Not Neutral
Bipartisanship in health policy is hard to find. Pick your topic—Medicaid expansion, Medicare reform, or health insurance exchanges—and voices are shrill, slogans are wielded like swords, and opinions ossified. Powered by easy ideologies and campaign cash, the outcomes of partisanship are misunderstandings, distrust, and a lack of progress on important issues.
The Milbank Memorial Fund, in an attempt to combat this, explicitly seeks to bring state health policymakers together in non-partisan settings to fulfill our mission of “improving population health by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best evidence and experience.”