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Context: Insurers and health care providers are investing heavily in nonmedical social interventions in an effort to improve health and potentially… More
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
This issue of the Quarterly features scholarly opinions on a range of important issues, including policy innovations in Washington State, infant… More
In a Perspective, Tsung-Mei Cheng of Princeton pays tribute to her late husband by bringing attention to an often-overlooked path to universal health coverage that he strongly supported: Germany’s all-payer system. More
Rather than distribute funding to states as the tobacco master settlement agreement did, the authors of this Opinion propose that 70% of all resources from a potential opioid agreement should be used to create a new national nonprofit that would allocate resources to communities most affected by or at risk of being impacted by the opioid crisis. More
Lantz argues that super-utilizer interventions are cost-containment strategies that can help patients who are in critical need. To address its fundamental problems, the US needs broader solutions that are “aimed at the macro- and community-level systems and institutions that drive social, political, and economic disadvantage and health inequities.” More
It’s challenging for regional health leaders to prioritize health interventions when facing so many tangled threats to health and well-being. In a new Milbank Quarterly study, Bobby Milstein of ReThink Health and Jack Homer of MIT Sloan School of Management used a new simulation model to project the impact of regional health and well-being interventions over 20 years. More
Two decades ago, seeing a windmill while driving through the countryside was a rare, special event. I can remember my 11 year‐old daughter… More
The Diabetes Prevention Program study published in 2002 showed that lifestyle changes—such as behavioral counseling, physical activity, and weight loss—could lower the risk of type 2 diabetes for high-risk adults. Eight years later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used this research to establish and then spread the National Diabetes Prevention Program, which is now covered by Medicare and private payers. More
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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