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JamesFossettJames  Fossett

Senior Fellow
University at Albany
Department: Rockefeller Institute of Government
Associate Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy

Health care policy; bioethics; federalism; Medicaid 

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James W. Fossett directs the Institute's research program in bioethics and federalism, and is associate professor of public administration and public health at the University at Albany.

Fossett's earlier work at the Institute largely focused on a variety of management and financing issues in the Medicaid program, including the implementation of Medicaid managed care, and state and federal efforts to increase the enrollment of eligible citizens in the Medicaid and state Children’s Health Insurance programs. He has also produced several articles on a variety of issues in the politics and management of the American federalist system. In addition to his work at the Institute, Fossett teaches courses in public budgeting and health care finance.

A political scientist by training, he holds degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan.