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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. Measuring Non-Claims-Based Primary Care Spending

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  2. Rhode Island: Legal and Regulatory Options for Addressing Health System Consolidation

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  3. Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Homebound Older Adults

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  4. Strengthening Primary Care and Improving Population Health: Nebraska’s Approach

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  5. How the No Surprises Act Could Improve Our Understanding of US Health Care Markets

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  6. States Start to Move Away from Health Care Cost Shifting

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  March 2021

  1. Perspective

    Population Health Science: Fulfilling the Mission of Public Health

    By:  Frederick J. Zimmerman

    The United States is failing in population health. Life expectancy in the United States is falling for the first time since reliable mortality records… More

  2. Original Scholarship

    Engaging Consumers in Medicaid Program Design: Strategies from the States

    By:  Jane M. Zhu Ruth Rowland Rose Gunn Sarah E. Gollust David T. Grande

    Context: Consumer engagement early in the process of health care policymaking may improve the effectiveness of program planning and implementation,… More

  3. Original Scholarship

    Is Obesity Policy in England Fit for Purpose? Analysis of Government Strategies and Policies, 1992–2020

    By:  Dolly RZ Theis Martin White

    Context: In England, the majority of adults, and more than a quarter of children aged 2 to 15 years live with obesity or excess weight. From 1992 to… More

  4. Original Scholarship

    Why France Spends Less Than the United States on Drugs: A Comparative Study of Drug Pricing and Pricing Regulation

    By:  Veronique C. Raimond William B. Feldman Benjamin N. Rome Aaron S. Kesselheim

    Context: Prescription drug spending per capita in the United States is higher than in most other industrialized countries. Policymakers seeking to… More

  5. Original Scholarship

    Quality and Cost of Care by Hospital Teaching Status: What Are the Differences?

    By:  Frank A. Sloan

    Context: The relative performance of teaching hospitals has been discussed for decades. For private and public insurers with provider networks, an… More

  6. Perspective

    The Communication Infrastructure as a Social Determinant of Health: Implications for Health Policymaking and Practice

    By:  Taylor Goulbourne Itzhak Yanovitzky

    Emerging evidence shows that COVID-19 exacts a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality on racial/ethnic minority groups.1 Several… More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Legitimacy and Public Health

In 1988, the Institute of Medicine (now the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine) defined…  More
Joshua M. Sharfstein

Joshua M. Sharfstein

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Why Have Some States Been More Successful at COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution than Others?

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the view was expressed that, without federal direction, states would not have reliable vaccine distribution plans. In…  More
Gail R. Wilensky

Gail R. Wilensky

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Expanding Congress Will Lead to Better Politics and Better Health Policy

The 2022 midterm elections already loom large over the Biden administration and Congressional allies. What the administration is able to accomplish…  More
David K. Jones

David K. Jones

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Building Back Better

Confronting the Consequences of National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius to Insure the Poor

When it comes to examples of health injustice, the United States has a wealth of candidates to consider. One of the worst, however, is that more than…  More
Sara Rosenbaum

Sara Rosenbaum

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Meeting the Moment: Policy Changes to Strengthen SNAP and Improve Health

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the largest government nutrition assistance program in the United States, provides money for…  More

Aim Your Enthusiasm: Targeting Increased Middle-Class Health Insurance Tax Credits

One feature of President Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill is a trial run of his earlier proposals to expand subsidies for people who use Affordable Care…  More
Mark V. Pauly

Mark V. Pauly

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State Networks

  • Reforming States Group

    The Reforming States Group 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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