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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. State Health Policy Decisions: What Does Federalism Have to Do with It?

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  2. Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities: Opportunities for Medicaid Programs

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  3. A Data Use Strategy for State Action to Address Health Care Cost Growth

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  4. Who Can Rein in Health Care Prices? State and Federal Efforts to Address Health Care Provider Consolidation

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  5. State Health Leadership: Hot Seats, High Stakes

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  6. Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs: Participating States At a Glance

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  June 2021

  1. Early View Perspective

    Oral Health Stakeholders: A Time for Alignment and Action

    By:  Shenam Ticku Jane Barrow Ralph Fuccillo John E. McDonough

    The 2000 Surgeon General’s report identified the state of oral health in America as an issue of major concern, highlighting significant disparities… More

  2. Early View Perspective

    Social Prescribing in National Health Service Primary Care: What Are the Ethical Considerations?

    By:  Rebecca C.H. Brown Kamal Mahtani Amadea Turk Stephanie Tierney

    Social prescribing is an effort to recognize and address the broader, nonclinical contributors to health and well-being made by social and economic factors, while maintaining the clinical role of medically trained staff. More

  3. Early View Original Scholarship

    When All That Glitters Is Gold: Dominated Plan Choice on Covered California for the 2018 Plan Year

    By:  Petra W. Rasmussen David Anderson

    Context: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health insurance marketplaces rely on purchasers to make informed choices to impose price and… More

  4. Early View Original Scholarship

    Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Laws and Opioid Prescribing

    By:  Benjamin J. McMichael

    Context: As many parts of the United States continue to face physician shortages, the increased use of nurse practitioners (NPs) can improve access to… More

  5. Perspective

    The Structure and Financing of Health Care Systems Affected How Providers Coped With COVID-19

    By:  Ruth Waitzberg Wilm Quentin Erin Webb Sherry Glied

    Financial distress in the health care sector is a nonintuitive consequence of a pandemic. Yet, in the United States, the budgets of health care… More

  6. Early View Original Scholarship

    State Policymaking and Stated Reasons: Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Abortion Restriction

    By:  Rachel E. Fabi Brendan Saloner Holly Taylor

    Context: Even though nearly 6% of citizen babies born in the United States have at least one undocumented parent, undocumented immigrants are… More

  7. Milbank Quarterly Classics

    On Planning for an Unimaginable Future

    By:  Georges C. Benjamin

    “Another influenza epidemic like that of 1918 is only one of a number of unforeseeable events which might profoundly affect public… More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Americans with Disabilities Are a Health Disparity Population That Deserves Greater Attention and Resources

Harold Pollack, Kenton Johnston, and Hefei Wen explain how Americans with disabilities deserve more attention and resources.  More

Consolidation of Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Government Bailouts and Private Equity

Richard Scheffler and Laura Alexander explore the consolidations of hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  More

The Tenets of Critical Race Theory Have a Long-Standing and Important Role in Population Health Science

Critical Race Theory (CRT) has recently become the focus of conservative pundits’ vitriol and Republican lawmakers’ knee-jerk policy action. As of…  More
Paula M. Lantz

Paula M. Lantz

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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

  • 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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