June 30, 2009. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government released a report this month analyzing the various financing options that states can utilize to fund health coverage expansions. The report, titled “State Financing for Health Coverage Initiatives: Observations and Options,” was prepared by the New York State Health Policy Research Center and concludes by looking at ways to finance health coverage initiatives in New York, where several universal coverage proposals are under consideration.
June 22, 2009. On June 18th, SHARE Director Lynn Blewett presented an overview of national health reform to Minnesota’s Health Care Reform Review Council in Saint Paul, MN. “We were well-received by the Council, and I think we contributed to their work,” Lynn observed.
June 16, 2009. The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) released a report last week showing that nearly half of states have experienced negative budget growth in fiscal year (FY) 2009 and that almost three-quarters of states are recommending FY 2010 budgets with negative growth. The biannual report, titled
November 24, 2008. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released the following testimony: State and Local Fiscal Challenges: Rising Health Care Costs Drive Long-term and Immediate Pressures. GAO-09-210T, November 19 2008
This statement of Stanley J. Czerwinski, Director Strategic Issues, addresses three key points:
Presentation by Lynn Blewett titled, "Single Payer Systems: Equity in Access to Care," at the True Workings of Single Payer Systems: Lessons or Warnings for U.S. Reform conference sponsored by the Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, May 10, 2008 in Minneapolis MN.
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