State Policy

‘A Shocking Amount of Misery’: Medical Debt in America

We talk about the impact medical debt can have on people’s lives and what research tells us about possible solutions.

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The ‘Wild West’ of Health Workforce Policy

The pandemic has reignited long-standing turf wars among health professions, and state lawmakers are caught in the middle.

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California Bets Big on Housing in Medicaid

We trace the origins, early results and challenges of California’s ambitious new Medicaid initiative to pay for some non-medical services like connecting people to housing.

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The Link Between Sick Leave Laws and Emergency Department Visits

Bianca Frogner shares new work that explores the link between state sick leave laws and emergency department visits.

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Alleviating the Financial Burden of Poverty with Medicaid

Joseph Benitez shares new research that shows Medicaid recipients may benefit beyond increased access to care.

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Abortion Funds’ Growing Role Post-Roe

Independent abortion funds have been flooded with donations post-Roe. How do these funds work and what role will they play in a post-Roe world?

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‘What Research Says About a Post-Roe World’ Transcript

The leader of a landmark abortion study shares what research and her own family experience suggests will happen to people who are denied abortions in a post-Roe world.

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What Research Says About a Post-Roe World

The leader of a landmark abortion study shares what research and her own family experience suggest will happen to people who are denied abortions.

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The Personal and Political Fight to Keep Abortion Legal in Michigan

How one woman’s personal experience with an illegal abortion is driving her to keep the procedure legal in Michigan.

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‘The Personal and Political Fight to Keep Abortion Legal in Michigan’ Transcript

‘The Personal and Political Fight to Keep Abortion Legal in Michigan’ Transcript June 23, 2022 Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen…

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