When Bill Adair launched the PolitiFact website at The Tampa Bay Times in 2007, he wanted to provide a different kind of campaign coverage through fact-checking. With its Truth-O-Meter rating scale, ranging from “True” to “Pants on Fire” for the most ridiculous falsehoods, the site became the go-to source for evaluating politician’s claims. The site was such a success that it won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009.
Arkansas is in the midst of two unprecedented health care initiatives: using Medicaid expansion dollars to pay for beneficiaries’ private insurance coverage; and departing from the traditional fee-for-service model by introducing financial incentives for both costs and quality tied to each patient’s central provider. In the middle of it all is Andy Allison MPP’92, director of medical services for the state of Arkansas and immediate past (and founding) president of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD).
Suzanne Elliott PPS‘98 is the Chief Operating Officer of Dress for Success Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing a professional attire, networks and career development tools to help them find and retain employment.
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