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  1. Supporting Meaningful Engagement through Community Advisory Councils

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  2. Not Quite Ready to Abandon Value-Based Purchasing

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  3. New Research Points to Potential Opportunities for States to Improve Life Expectancy

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  4. Federal Support for Primary Care Could Stimulate the Economy and Promote Long-Term Health

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  5. Advancing the Development of a Framework to Capture Non–Fee-For-Service Health Care Spending for Primary Care

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  6. A Decade of Commitment to Primary Care Transformation Is Starting to Yield Positive Results

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  June 2020

  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    US State Policies, Politics, and Life Expectancy

    By:  Jennifer Karas Montez Jason Beckfield Julene Kemp Cooney Jacob M. Grumbach Mark D. Hayward Huseyin Zeyd Koytak Steven H. Woolf Anna Zajacova

    Context: Life expectancy in the United States has increased little in previous decades, declined in recent years, and become more unequal across US… More

  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    Power and Purchasing: Why Strategic Purchasing Fails

    By:  Scott L. Greer Katarzyna Klasa Ewout van Ginneken

    Context: Strategic purchasing of health care has been a popular policy idea around the world for decades, with advocates claiming that it can lead to… More

  3. Early View Original Scholarship

    Savings or Selection? Initial Spending Reductions in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Considerations for Reform

    By:  J. Michael McWilliams Laura A. Hatfield Bruce E. Landon Michael E. Chernew

    Context: The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) establishes incentives for participating accountable care organizations (ACOs) to lower spending… More

  4. Perspective

    COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Public Health Infrastructure of the United States

    By:  Nason Maani Sandro Galea

    Nason Maani and Sandro Galea of the Boston University School of Public Health discuss the impact of cuts in public health funding and gaps in the organization of US public health. More

  5. Perspective

    COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Health of the US Population

    By:  Nason Maani Sandro Galea

    Not only is the US population unhealthier overall than many of its peers, but there also are stark racial and social health disparities driven by inequitable socioeconomic conditions and racism, which make it harder to adhere to physical distancing requirements. More

  6. Original Scholarship

    The Role of the Legal System in the Flint Water Crisis

    By:  Peter D. Jacobson Colleen Healy Boufides Denise Chrysler Jennifer Bernstein Toby Citrin

    Context: The Flint, Michigan, water crisis resulted from a state‐appointed emergency financial manager’s cost‐driven decision to switch Flint’s… More

  7. Original Scholarship

    Leading Innovative Practice: Leadership Attributes in LEAP Practices

    By:  Benjamin F. Crabtree Jenna Howard William L. Miller DeAnn Cromp Clarissa Hsu Katie Coleman Brian T. Austin Margaret Flinter Leah Tuzzio Edward H. Wagner

    Context: Over the past several decades, health care in the United States has undergone substantial and rapid change. At the heart of this change is an… More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Isolated Coronavirus Policies and Models Create Perverse Incentives for Disaster Preparedness

Policies and models concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that operate on the assumption that preparedness and response will occur under…  More

Who You Gonna Call? COVID-19 and the Future of Telemedicine

Like many privileged Manhattan residents, my family was lucky to escape from New York City as the number of cases of COVID-19 was on its steepest…  More
Dalton Conley

Dalton Conley

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A Return to Normalcy?

At last, some good news! According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this year has witnessed a 25% decrease in energy demand in a large number…  More
David Rosner

David Rosner

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