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December 2020 Jane M. Zhu, Ruth Rowland, Rose Gunn, Sarah E. Gollust, David T. Grande,
Context: Consumer engagement early in the process of health care policymaking may improve the effectiveness of program planning and implementation,… More
October 2020 Heidi L. Allen,
Medicaid has had two transformational moments since it was created by Title XIX of the Social Security Amendments in 1965. The Children’s Health… More
October 2020 Jennifer Karas Montez,
The troubling trend in US life expectancy and the widening disparities in life expectancy across the United States have deep roots. This article… More
September 2020 Brigette Courtot, Ian Hill, Caitlin Cross-Barnet, Jenny Markell,
Context: Midwifery care, particularly when offered through birth centers, has shown promise in both improving pregnancy outcomes and containing costs.… More
August 2020 Jennifer Karas Montez, Jason Beckfield, Julene Kemp Cooney, Jacob M. Grumbach, Mark D. Hayward, Huseyin Zeyd Koytak, Steven H. Woolf, Anna Zajacova,
Context: Life expectancy in the United States has increased little in previous decades, declined in recent years, and become more unequal across US… More
June 2020 Heidi L. Allen,
Policymakers should make Medicaid policy a key strategy for addressing the public health and economic crises stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. More
March 2020 Sherry Glied,
The Democratic primary debate around health care has been a tug-of-war between the competing ideas of a Medicare for All plan versus enhancing the… More
March 2020 Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, Michael Leighs, Mandy K. Cohen,
North Carolina is building infrastructure and developing strategies to expand cross-sectoral collaboration across health care, education, employment, law enforcement, housing, environmental quality, and other systems. More
March 2020 Michael S. Sparer,
The bitter and partisan debate over the future of the US health care system will play an important role in the 2020 presidential campaign, with… More
January 2020 Joel C. Cantor, Sujoy Chakravarty, Jose Nova, Taiisa Kelly, Derek Delia, Emmy Tiderington, Richard W. Brown,
Rutgers Center for State Health Policy researchers found that homeless adult Medicaid beneficiaries in New Jersey have higher levels of health care needs and are more likely to visit the emergency department or require inpatient admissions. They conclude that offering tenancy support services that help homeless adults achieve stable housing may be a cost-effective strategy for improving the health of this vulnerable population while reducing spending on avoidable health care interventions. More
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