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"Dear Governor-Elect: Some Health Policy Counsel"

"No health policy is in fact a health policy," writes Christopher Koller, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, in a new blog post in Health Affairs, in which he offers newly elected governors advice on...

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The 2013 Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) recently adjusted The Milbank Quarterly’s 2013 Impact Factor score—and The Milbank Quarterly now has an impact factor of 5.391. In August, the Quarterly’s impact factor had gone up to 5.061.

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Take a look at our “Press” page for the past month and you’ll see that the Editor-in-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly, Howard Markel, MD, PhD, was very much in demand as an expert on epidemics and the social and medical uses of quarantine as it pertained to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the United States. Professor Markel is an acclaimed social and cultural historian of medicine, public health, and epidemics...

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Family Planning Programs Save Taxpayers Billions of Dollars

This Early View Milbank Quarterly study, written by Jennifer Frost and colleagues at the Guttmacher Institute, looked at the impact and cost savings of family planning services delivered to publically supported individuals.

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More Older Americans Need Help with Daily Activities Than We Thought

Nearly half of elderly Medicare beneficiaries have difficulty performing daily routine activities without assistance, according to a Milbank Quarterly study published in September 2014.

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Christopher F. Koller
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What kind of coverage decisions are states making about Sovaldi, the new Hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 a pill or up to $168,000 a treatment? The drug presents new hope for patients, but grave risks to Medicaid and state corrections budgets, both of which must pay for care for a disproportionate number of people with Hepatitis C.

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Effective Public Management of Mental Health Care:
Views from States on Medicaid Reforms That Enhance Service Integration and Accountability
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Co-published with the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law