Introducing Competition and Choice for Medicaid in North Carolina

On September 23, 2015, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law landmark reform legislation for the North Carolina Medicaid program. The legislation will transition the state from a fee-for-service to a fee-per-individual model for more than 1.9 million Medicaid beneficiaries. Because North Carolina is one of the 20 states that have … »

NAEP Scores Disappoint: American Public Education’s Expensive Regress

Students have become less proficient in math and reading, according to government data recently released. For the first time in 25 years, fourth-grade math and reading scores along with eighth-grade reading scores have declined on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), congressionally administered assessment by the National Center for … »

Prison Release without Parolee Preparation Risks Recidivism

Beginning October 30 and continuing to November 2, the U.S. Justice Department will release up to 6,000 inmates from federal prisons. This is part of an effort to decrease overcrowding in prisons and to give prisoners who were convicted of non-violent drug charges in the 1980s and 90s a fairer … »

Roadmap to Interoperability

Following a multi-year collaboration with public and private sector stakeholders, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has released a Roadmap for nationwide interoperability in Health IT. The Roadmap is a vision for electronic and digital health as a robust system of providers who can share … »