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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. Nevada and Washington Residents Struggle to Afford Health Care, Support Government Action to Address Costs

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  2. Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Why Having a Usual Source of Care Is Important

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  3. Five Decades of State Health Policy Leadership: A Q&A with New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried

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  4. The Path to Coordinated Federal Leadership to Strengthen Primary Health Care

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  5. The Massachusetts Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark and Accountability Mechanisms: Implications for State Policymakers

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  6. The Massachusetts Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark and Accountability Mechanisms: Stakeholder Perspectives

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  September 2022

  1. From the Editor

    In the September 2022 Issue of the Quarterly

    By:  Alan B. Cohen

    In the June issue of the Quarterly, I recounted how the Milbank Memorial Fund, publisher of The Milbank Quarterly, confronted its role in the… More

  2. Original Scholarship

    Health Centers and Value-Based Payment: A Framework for Health Center Payment Reform and Early Experiences in Medicaid Value-Based Payment in Seven States

    By:  Rachel Tobey James Maxwell Eric Turer Erin Singer Zoe Lindenfeld Robert S. Nocon Allison Coleman Joshua Bolton Hank Hoang Alek Sripipatana Elbert S. Huang

    Context: Efforts are ongoing to advance value-based payment (VBP), and health centers serve as essential access points to comprehensive primary care… More

  3. Perspective

    How Emerging Telehealth Models Challenge Policymaking

    By:  Mitchell Tang Michael E. Chernew Ateev Mehrotra

    For years, telehealth has been touted as a potentially transformative technology that will increase health care access and efficiency. Although the use of telehealth already was growing, the pandemic drove a dramatic expansion. More

  4. Perspective

    Hospital-at-Home: Multistakeholder Considerations for Program Dissemination and Scale

    By:  Kushal T. Kadakia Celynne A. Balatbat Albert L. Siu I. Glenn Cohen Consuelo H. Wilkins Victor J. Dzau Anaeze C. Offodile

    In 2019, US hospitals accounted for 36 million admissions and $1.2 trillion in spending (31% of national health expenditures). More

  5. Perspective

    Why Was the US Preventive Services Task Force’s 2009 Breast Cancer Screening Recommendation So Objectionable? A Historical Analysis

    By:  Barron H. Lerner Graham Curtiss-Rowlands

    The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2009 decision on breast cancer screening for women in their forties produced a vehemently negative outcry. More

  6. Original Scholarship

    Understanding the Conceptualization and Operationalization of Trauma-Informed Care Within and Across Systems: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis

    By:  Maria Bargeman Julia Abelson Gillian Mulvale Anne Niec Ania Theuer

    Context: Increased recognition of the epidemiology of trauma and its impact on individuals within and across human service delivery systems has… More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

The Long-Term Implications of the Increase in Mental Health Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Perhaps central to the resolution of the health challenges that emerged during COVID-19 shall be the trajectory of mental health disorders that increased during the pandemic.  More
Sandro Galea

Sandro Galea

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Direct Democracy and Abortion Policy in the 2022 Midterm Elections: Wins and Caveats

The June 2022 Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization reverted abortion law and…  More
Paula M. Lantz

Paula M. Lantz

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Termites in the House of Health Care

As private equity firms have bought up billions of dollars in medical practices, home care agencies, and more over the last two decades, they have become a force in US health care. In a new Opinion, John E. McDonough of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health chronicles the increasing role of private equity firms in the health care economy and its negative impact on patient mortality, patient costs, jobs, quality of care, and facilities closure.   More
John E. McDonough

John E. McDonough

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  • Milbank State Leadership Network

    The Milbank State Leadership Network is a bipartisan, voluntary, self-governing group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches.

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  • Multipayer Primary Care Network

    The Multipayer Primary Care Network is a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state- or region-based, multipayer, primary care transformation initiatives.

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  • Emerging Leaders Program

    The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to develop practical, hands-on leadership skills in future senior executive and legislative officials.

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  • Milbank Fellows Program

    The Milbank Fellows Program (MFP) is a one-year leadership program for executive branch and senior legislative state government leaders committed to improving population health in their communities.

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