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The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
April 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President, Anthony Shih,
The COVID-19 pandemic poses grave threats to our country’s fragile primary care system. In a new blog post co-published with the United Hospital Fund (UHF), Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller and UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, point out that commercial insurers in many places can do more to protect primary care’s viability. More
April 2020 Anne-marie Boxall,
Anne-marie Boxall of the University of Sydney suggests that the US look to Australia—another federation in which the powers of government are divided between the federal government and smaller state, territory, or county governments—for ideas on responding to COVID-19. More
March 2020 Emma Tucher, Kali S. Thomas,
We know that older adults are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, but we cannot forget the epidemic’s effects on their basic… More
March 2020 Adam Lustig, Marilyn Cabrera,
While the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, would expand access to temporary paid sick and family leave, many Americans would still be uncovered. But there are actions states and localities can take to protect their workers to help fill in the gaps. More
March 2020 Terry Fulmer,
In the 1990s, the notion of “elder-friendly” care began emerging, likely in response to the “baby-friendly hospital” initiative. While it… More
March 2020 Victoria Veltri,
In January, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order that requires the state to develop an annual health care cost growth benchmark,… More
January 2020 Elizabeth Mitchell,
The recent settlement of the antitrust lawsuits against the Sutter Health System in California could be a watershed moment in the evolution of US health care markets and public policy, says Elizabeth Mitchell, president and CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health in a new Milbank blog post. More
January 2020 Allison Leof,
The CLOUD, or the Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers, offers a centralized place for actionable, evidence-based resources for anyone working on issues related to the opioid crisis. More
December 2019 Daniel M. Fox,
Fitzhugh Mullan, who died in November, will be mourned by many admirers of his brilliance and warmth, his capacity for friendship, and his achievements as a primary care physician, author, editor, advocate, teacher, and manager. More
December 2019 Ann W. St. Claire, Adam Kintopf, Doug Blanke, David Willoughby,
In 1998 the five largest cigarette manufacturers settled lawsuits with U.S. states for billions of dollars to be paid in perpetuity. Over the last 20… More
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