Links of Interest

State Policies And Enrollees’ Experiences In Medicaid: Evidence From A New National Survey

Medicaid provides health insurance to more than seventy million Americans, yet there has been little systematic analysis of what factors influence enrollees’ satisfaction with and access to care. Using a nationally representative survey of more than 270,000 Medicaid enrollees in 2014–15, we examined the consumer perspective on care in Medicaid. Average satisfaction ratings were 7.9 […]

Flint: An American Failure

The story of Flint—the Michigan city in which people were harmed by drinking water that contained lead and lethal bacteria—is a warning to all struggling US communities that confront disinvestment, declining population, excessive financial focus, incompetent leadership, nontransparent government, and racism. Flint is also a tale of a persevering community, good doctors and scientists, and […]

Developing Care: Recent Research on the Care Economy and Economic Development

Policy makers are beginning to appreciate the constraints that unpaid care work imposes on both economic development and the empowerment of women in low-income countries. Empirical research on these topics is in its infancy but is already yielding significant results. This paper contextualizes and reviews recent research on unpaid care work in the Global South, […]

Medicaid blues: Hospitals, insurers wage political battle over managed-care dollars

“That’s all I have to say about that—I have to go bury the dead,” undertaker Stephen Holland said after listing his grievances with his state’s Medicaid politics early one Friday morning in June. Holland is one of a handful of white Democrats left in Mississippi’s House of Representatives, and he helped shape the past 20 […]

Managed Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports is the Answer, But What is the Question?

A Presentation for the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 2018: Medicaid expenditures (25%) continue to dominate state policy HCBS Waivers Have Grown Dramatically over the past two decades The expansion means that HCBS and Nursing Homes need to be managed States have been trying to shift risk– financial and management to […]