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Insuring the Uninsured: Evaluating the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment thumbnail

Insuring the Uninsured: Evaluating the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

The brief evaluates the Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research’s Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, which expanded Medicaid coverage to a limited number of individuals selected by a lottery. Read More
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Benefit-Cost Analysis in Support of Children, Youth, and Families

Benefit-cost analyses hold great promise for influencing policies related to children, youth, and families, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Defend Free Expression, Enhance Criminal Justice Internationally

The 22 grants support efforts to establish and protect an open and secure internet and to develop new technologies that will help protect human rights advocates and journalists at risk of physical security threats, legal harassment ... Read More
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Strengthening Democracy: Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

The following speech was delivered to attendees of the Donors Forum breakfast and addressed philanthropy's vital interest in strengthening American democracy. Read More
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Achieving Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability in Illinois

This report reviews Governor Quinn’s three-year budget projection and proposes a comprehensive five-year plan for achieving long-term fiscal sustainability for the State of Illinois. Read More
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Understanding the Impact of Demographic Factors on Population Growth

An interactive tool developed by the Population Council provides evidence and analysis to help countries develop policies and programs that strike the right balance between demographic change and social, economic, and environmental goals. Read More
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Recommendations for Public Pension Plan Reforms

The report outlines recommendations to improve the current state of pension plan funding as total unfunded public pension liabilities in the U.S. near $1 trillion by some estimates. Read More
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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Campaign Legal Center

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Campaign Legal Center is using legal expertise to reduce the corrosive influence of money in politics. Watch
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What Democratic Dysfunction Means for America

The following speech was delivered by MacArthur President, Robert Gallucci at the Brennan Center for Justice on February 13, 2014. Read More