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February 2024 Alexandra Duncan, Vikki Wachino, Greg Williams, Ashley DeGarmo,
Substance use–related deaths among individuals in jail and prison have increased over time and people recently released from incarceration are at… More
January 2024 Indira Islas,
I’ve long aspired to become a doctor, a passion that was kindled by witnessing the unwavering commitment my parents had to the field of medicine in… More
December 2023 Alexandra Duncan, Maria Schiff, Vikki Wachino, John O'Brien,
Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and some state Medicaid authorities are proposing or are in the process of… More
December 2023 Christopher Romero-Gutierrez, Michael H. Bailit,
nalysis of commercial insurer date in all-payer claims databases finds that increases in use of medical services and drug price increases in 2021 drove higher spending. More
December 2023 Morgan McDonald,
Morgan McDonald shares that “grace” is the defining element of this work for many state health leaders. More
November 2023 Lois Uttley,
In New York, a new law requires that the state incorporate a health equity analysis into its review of proposed health facility changes, especially… More
October 2023 Joel C. Cantor, Carl Van Horn, Dawne M. Mouzon, James Walkup,
The COVID-19 recession led to an historic spike in unemployment. Joblessness following pandemic shutdowns peaked near 15%, the highest rate since… More
October 2023 Alexandra Duncan, Maria Schiff, Vikki Wachino, Daniel Teixeira da Silva,
As state and federal policymakers debate whether and how to change Medicaid’s role in covering services in state and county prisons and jails, a new report has recommended a set of services and standards for opioid use disorder care in these settings that could advance access to high-quality care and improve health outcomes. More
October 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg, Christine Haran,
3 Takeaways: Point out that health care costs are not only high, but also inflated and widely variable. Highlight where… More
October 2023 Morgan McDonald, Michael S. Sparer, Lawrence D. Brown,
While much has been written regarding what needs to be done to strengthen public health for future preparedness and public safety, little attention… More
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