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July 2021 Rachel Block,
States sometimes forge new paths in health policy. For example, Washington State recently created the first long-term care insurance law and… More
June 2021 Christopher F. Koller,
Sue Birch has a problem. As the director of the Washington Health Care Authority, she has to find a new Medicaid director. The current director,… More
April 2021 John Auerbach, Megan Wolfe,
Mary Stevenson is worried. Her mother, Ann, is in her 90s, has dementia, is frail and has difficulties walking. Mary and a home health aide provide… More
January 2021 Allyson Evans, Valerie King,
This primer examines the financial and policy levers available to states to encourage MCOs to provide care in home- and community-based settings. More
November 2020 Ann Monroe,
For both government and philanthropy, strategies for broadening the responsibility for improving social determinants fall into three categories: leadership, investment and accountability. More
November 2020 Carrie Henning-Smith,
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated risks for isolation and loneliness, especially for older adults who face heightened risks from the virus and who are more likely to live alone. More
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored many of the problems with the quality of nursing home care, as well as the reality that America’s nursing… More
July 2020 Terry Fulmer, Christopher F. Koller,
The COVID-19 crisis is driving an all-out call for major public policy changes in nursing homes. In a new blog post copublished with The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), JAHF President Terry Fulmer and Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller go a step further, envisioning the end of the nursing home industry itself. More
May 2020 Joan Kwiatkowski,
Joan Kwiatkowski, chief executive officer of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Rhode Island, discusses how competition between health care providers plays a significant role in this paradox and how the COVID pandemic has disrupted this dynamic. 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
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