The Fund supports networks of state health policy decision makers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
The Milbank Memorial Fund supports two state leadership programs for legislative and executive branch state government officials committed to improving population health.
The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis to advance state health leadership, strong primary care, healthy aging, and sustainable health care costs.
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November 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
Large shares of people with health insurance say that they cannot afford needed health care, according to a new affordability report from the… More
November 2023 Nathan Pauly, Lauren Sears, Amy Zhan, Kevin McAvey,
The Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs had developed a suite of analytic resources on health care cost and affordability data to provide states with direction on how to access, integrate, and analyze health care data resources. 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
Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a new state total cost of care model called the States Advancing All-Payer… More
August 2023 Christopher F. Koller,
This summer could well be remembered for two things — record heat and “Barbenheimer.” The first phenomenon may be a harbinger of what’s to… More
July 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
In early 2023, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Rhode Island publicly reported on commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare state-level… More
Last month, the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS) held its first Cost Growth Benchmark Hearing to discuss health care affordability challenges in the state with consumers, employer purchasers, and representatives of the health care industry More
June 2023 Keanan Lane, Rachel Block,
Minnesota just took an important step toward improving residents’ financial security and health by establishing a center for health care affordability as part of a landmark health care bill. This center will provide valuable health care data, analysis, and recommendations to inform opportunities to enhance affordability and invest in better health for Minnesota residents. However, amid major industry opposition, the bill fell shy of including valuable measures that would increase accountability and transparency to help the state address years of health care cost increases. More
June 2023 Christopher F. Koller,
It was a posh hotel room. In addition to the floor-to-ceiling electric window shades, there was an espresso maker and soft, motion-activated lights… More
April 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
This two-part virtual meeting on state cost growth target programs convened states participating in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs to reflect on Phase I of the program and discuss Phase II, which will shift the emphasis from establishing cost growth target programs to reporting and policy action. More
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