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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level State
State(s) Iowa, Kansas
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
Kansas and Iowa have recently privatized the Medicaid services provided to veterans. The experience of both states highlights the dangers of privatization: veterans programs have suffered cuts in care and diminished oversight and transparency while reducing costs far less than expected....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the ways in which the privatization of public goods and services has harmed working-class communities and communities of color. Analysis from In The Public Interest identifies five ways mechanisms of privatization that disproportionately hurt poor individuals...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
For more than five years, Michigan has had the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest. Despite this, Michigan's Unemployment Insurance (UI) system compares poorly against other Midwestern states in helping jobless workers as they seek employment; this is partly due to its failure...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) Arizona
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
Asset poor families, those that cannot sustain themselves without income for at least three months or weather emergencies without falling into the safety net, are consistently vulnerable. Arizona seeks to align its economic development, safety net, and education systems to benefit...

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