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"In Long Run, Investing in Services Saves PA Money"

The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Guide for Effective Government

A report outlines a comprehensive framework to assist policymakers in building a system of evidence-based government, helping them to achieve substantially better results by funding and operating public programs that are proven to work. Read More
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Taking Stock of the Children’s Health Insurance Program

A report shows that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a joint state-federal partnership, covered 8.1 million children at a cost of more than $13 billion in 2013. Read More

"No Program for Inmates at Life's End"

The Boston Globe
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Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Public Policies

A new online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various programs as rated by eight national research clearinghouses. Read More
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Assessing State Health Care Spending

A collection of reports by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
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New Mexico’s Evidence-based Approach to Better Governance

A brief highlights the accomplishments of New Mexico’s work with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to use sophisticated cost-benefit analysis to inform policy and budget decisions. Read More
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Comparing State Spending on Employee Health Insurance

Spending on health insurance for state employees was up slightly in 2013 over the previous two years, with the cost varying widely from state to state, according to the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
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Assessing State Prison Health Care Spending

Health care for prison inmates accounts for about a fifth of state correctional budgets, according to a report released by the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
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Tracking Key Health Indicators

The amount a state spends on health care services is not necessarily correlated with better or worse health status, according to a report released as part of the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More

"Cost Of Expanding Oregon Medicaid Could Be Smaller"

Oregon Public Broadcasting
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Assessing State Medicaid Spending

The State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, released a 50-state study on Medicaid spending and enrollment trends. Read More
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States Performed Better in 2012 Elections

Overall, states did better elections performance in 2012 than they did in 2008, according to the Elections Performance Index from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
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States Benefit from Results First Initiative

States implementing an analytic cost-benefit model pioneered by the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative are seeing important policymaking successes, according to a brief. Read More
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State, Local Government Spending on Health Care Grew Faster Than National Rate in 2012

Total U.S. health care spending grew slowly in 2012, rising about four percent, but the story for state and local governments was dramatically different, according to an analysis from the State Health Care Spending Project Read More
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The Pew-MacArthur Results First Approach

Infographic shows innovative model to help states invest in policies and programs that work. Read More
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Managing Prison Health Care Spending

Prison health care spending in 44 states totaled $6.5 billion in 2008, out of $36.8 billion in overall institutional correctional expenditures, according to a report from The State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
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Report Finds Cost-Benefit Analyses Improve Budget Choices & Taxpayer Results

A new report shows cost-benefit analyses have helped states make better investments of public dollars by identifying programs and policies that deliver high returns. However, the majority of states are not yet consistently using this approach ... Read More
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Database Tracks State Efforts to Combat Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

The database aggregates hundreds of anti-abuse practices in states across the nation that have been found to be promising by state and federal Medicaid agencies. Read More
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Mississippi to Adopt System to Measure Spending Effectiveness

Mississippi officials are adopting an approach that is designed to help states assess the costs and benefits of policy options and specific programs and use that data to make budget decisions based on results Read More