The Wonk Salon, August 30, 2011

Issues to Consider with Health Insurance ExchangesNational Governors Association

Time is running out to design state health insurance exchanges. Lawmakers should give particular attention to maintaining continuity of coverage between Medicaid, CHIP and the exchanges.

How Maryland Is Working to Reduce Racial Disparities in Health Care
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

Maryland has set up a Health Care Reform Coordinating Council to implement the goals of the Affordable Care Act relating to disparities in health care for racial and ethnic minorities.

Seeking Cost Effectiveness in Police Recruiting
Rand Corporation
Since the recession, police departments have been deluged with applications but their budgets for processing job seekers have been cut. This report draws upon the LAPD experience on what works and what doesn’t.

How Insurers Are Responding to Medical Loss Ratio Rules
Government Accountability Office
What happens when Obamacare tells insurance companies how much they can spend on non-premium payments? Most insurers cut their brokerage fees. Some withdraw from market niches or entire states.

EITC Unfair to Childless Poor People
Center for an Urban Future
It’s an iron law of welfare economics: When you establish arbitrary cut-offs for participating in a program, there’s always someone on the other side of that cut-off who looks like they’ve been gypped.

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