James Fossett

Examines management and finance of Medicare, Medicaid, public budgeting and health care reform efforts

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James Fossett

Associate Professor
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Public Administration and Policy

Health care policy; bioethics; federalism; Medicaid

Campus phone: (518) 443-5846
Campus email: jfossett@albany.edu


James Fossett's research interests include health policy and state and federal budgeting. He has published extensively on the Medicaid program, the nation's largest program for providing health care to low income groups, the politics of stem cell research and is currently analyzing the national and local politics of climate change.

Fossett is also a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, where he directs the Institute's research program in bioethics and federalism. His previous work at the Institute included examining 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.

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