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Jun 19, 2019
Family and unpaid caregivers play a foundational role in the care of older adults with complex health needs and disabling conditions. In a new report cosponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health highlight five states—Washington, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, and Tennessee—that have advanced policies and programs in support of family caregivers. Read more
Jun 13, 2019 | Governor John Kitzhaber, Bruce Goldberg
As the cost of health care continues to rise faster than state revenue, states’ Medicaid commitments undermine their ability to invest in education and other important priorities.1 In response, some states have embraced Medicaid block grants, in which they would receive a fixed annual sum from the federal government, as a way to avoid increasing program costs. The Tennessee legislature, for … Read more
In the first of a new Milbank Memorial Fund series, Research Into Practice, Jennifer Lloyd et al. discuss three Milbank Quarterly articles that address whether state government is an effective agent for transforming health care systems within the United States. The brief is the first in a series that aims to make the research findings from Milbank Quarterly studies and their policy implications more accessible to policymakers and practitioners.
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May 2019 | K. John McConnell
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently unveiled its “Primary Cares Initiative,” which it describes as its biggest effort to replace fee-for-service payment and transform primary care delivery Read more
May 2019 | Holly Jarman
Public health advocates have used tobacco industry “denormalization,” or portraying tobacco product manufacturers as a deadly industry, to develop tobacco-control policies around the world. For this article, the author found that the tobacco companies were able to threaten regulations through international trade and investment laws because these laws treat tobacco firms like other commercial interests. Read more
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In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States
June 19, 2019
Research Into Practice
States Tackling Health Care System Transformation with Federal Support
June 3, 2019
Reforming States Group Publication
Supporting Rural Health: Practical Solutions for State Policymakers
May 28, 2019
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