Jamila Michener (Cornell University) will be discussing her new book “Fragmented Democracy.” Fragmented Democracy Medicaid is the single largest public health insurer in the United States, covering upward of 70 million Americans. Crucially, Medicaid is also an intergovernmental program that yokes poverty to federalism: the federal government determines its broad Read more…
he USC Price School of Public Policy and the Bedrosian Center on Governance are honored and excited to welcome Jamila Michener as our special guest for this month’s Price Governance Salon. She will be discussing her new book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics. This book looks at Medicaid: America’s public health insurance program as a key example of how federalism plays out in policymaking and how drastically different it is implemented at the state level.
Jamila Michener (Cornell University) will be discussing her new book Fragmented Democracy.
Unpacking how federalism transforms Medicaid beneficiaries’ interpretations of government and structures their participation in politics, this book examines American democracy from the vantage point(s) of those who are living in or near poverty, (disproportionately) black or Latino, and reliant on a federated government for vital resources.