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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. Rhode Island Joins the Peterson-Milbank Program on Sustainable Health Care Costs: A Q&A with the State’s Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue

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  2. How Cross-Sector Partnerships Can Develop Solutions for Aging Americans

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  3. Increasing Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Policy Strategies During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  4. Webinar: State Approaches to Mitigating Health Provider Consolidation and Its Effects on Prices

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  5. A Children’s Health and Wellness Fund: A New Way for States to Support Children’s Long-Term Health

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  6. In Memoriam: David K. Jones

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  September 2021

  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    A US State Index of Successful Aging: Differences Between States and Over Time

    By:  David H. Rehkopf Frank F. Furstenberg Holly Elser Christian Jackson Nicole Levy John W. Rowe The Aging Society Research Network

    Context: Although it is recognized that aspects of US state environments impact the likelihood that older adults age successfully, there is currently… More

  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    Electronic Health Records as Biased Tools or Tools Against Bias: A Conceptual Model

    By:  Michael D. Rozier Kavita Patel, MD, MS Dori A. Cross

    Context: Health care delivery is now inextricably linked to the use of electronic health records (EHRs), which exert considerable influence over… More

  3. Early View Original Scholarship

    Participation, Pricing, and Enrollment in a Health Insurance “Public Option”: Evidence From Washington State’s Cascade Care Program

    By:  Aditi P. Sen Yashaswini Singh Mark K. Meiselbach Matthew D. Eisenberg Gerard F. Anderson

    Context: State and federal policymakers considering introduction of a health insurance “public option” can learn from Washington State, which… More

  4. Early View Original Scholarship

    First Things First: How to Elicit the Initial Program Theory for a Realist Evaluation of Complex Integrated Care Programs

    By:  Rowan G. M. Smeets Dorijn F. L. Hertroijs Ferdinand C. Mukumbang Mariëlle E. A. L. Kroese Dirk Ruwaard Arianne M. J. Elissen

    Context: The complexity of integrated care and the need for transferable evaluation insights ask for a suitable evaluation paradigm. Realist… More

  5. Early View Perspective

    A Playbook for Implementing Medicaid Expansion: Louisiana’s Experience

    By:  Will Boles Ruth Kennedy Emma Siewert Diane Rowland Barbara Lyons Rebekah E. Gee

    Twelve states have not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. In a new Perspective, Will Boles of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, along with Ruth Kennedy, Emma Siewert, Diane Rowland, Barbara Lyons, and Rebekah E. Gee, suggest that Louisiana can serve as a model for new Medicaid expansion states seeking to rapidly enroll people within a limited administrative budget. More

  6. Early View Original Scholarship

    Does a Rising Median Income Lift All Birth Weights? County Median Income Changes and Low Birth Weight Rates Among Births to Black and White Mothers

    By:  David S. Curtis Thomas E. Fuller-Rowell Daniel L. Carlson Ming Wen Michael R. Kramer

    Low birth weight and infant mortality rates vary among place and racial group in the United States, with economic resources being a likely fundamental contributor to these disparities. The goals of this study were to examine time-varying county median income as a predictor of LBW rates and Black-White LBW disparities and to test county prevalence and racial disparities in maternal sociodemographic and health risk factors as mediators. More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

The Social Determinants of Declining Birth Rates in the United States: Implications for Population Health and Public Policy

Paula M. Lantz discusses the implications for population health and public policy on the declining birth rate in the US.  More
Paula M. Lantz

Paula M. Lantz

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Collective Action and the Social Determinants of Health

Scholars and policymakers alike have understood the connection between the social determinants of health and health for centuries now, but progress in…  More
Hahrie Han

Hahrie Han

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Rationing Health Care in the Time of COVID

As health care spending in the United States climbed to seemingly unsustainable heights 40 years ago, some observers predicted that rationing of…  More

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