The Fund supports several networks of state health policymakers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis on topics important to state health policymakers, particularly on issues related to state leadership, primary care, aging, and total costs of care.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. And read the latest blogs from our thought leaders, including Fund President Christopher F. Koller.
The Fund publishes The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to health policy leaders.
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.
June 1978 (Volume 56)
Harold S. Luft
Milbank Memorial Fund
Back to The Milbank Quarterly
Greater use of preventive services by enrollees of HMOs than of other health plans is often assumed to reflect differences in philosophy about “health maintenance.” But organizational forms are less important than extent of insurance coverage in influencing use of preventive services. Policy options for improved health status will have to challenge ideologies of prevention and financing.
Author(s): Harold S. Luft
Download the Article
Read on JSTOR
Volume 56, Issue 2 (pages 140–168) Published in 1978
Get the Latest from the Milbank Memorial Fund
The Milbank Quarterly’s multidisciplinary approach and commitment to applying the best empirical research to practical policymaking offers in-depth assessments of the social, economic, historical, legal, and ethical dimensions of health and health care policy.