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Carbon Sequestration

November 1, 2007

Carbon sequestration is an industrial plan to bury as much as 10 trillion tons of carbon dioxide deep in the ground, hoping it will stay there forever. Though most people have heard little or nothing about this plan, it has already been endorsed by major environmental groups, universities, philanthropies and the federal government.

Strengthening Career Guidance for New Jersey High School Students

December 1, 2003

This report is based on the findings of a conference held in October 2003 by the Heldrich Center and the State of New Jersey. The report includes the highlights of major speeches by Heldrich Center director Van Horn, Labor Commissioner Kroll, and Education Commissioner Librera, and of breakout discussions that included educators, counselors, business people, and researchers. The report highlights well-documented recommendations regarding improvements in career guidance, education, and awareness in the public schools, and in how local alliances and partnerships can play a major role in preparing students for a dynamic workforce. Includes findings of Heldrich Center-Fund for New Jersey survey of high school students regarding careers and preparation for college.

Taking the Next Step: High School Students, College, and Careers

October 2, 2003

This report aims to stimulate further dicussion and reform in the way we inform and prepare young people for the next step beyond high school. It contains findings of a high school student survey and offers areas of discussion and exploration to advance the common purpose of helping young people make wise choices for their future education and employment.

Medicaid Managed Care Payment Methods and Capitation Rates: Results of a National Survey (Occasional Paper Number 26)

May 1, 1999

This paper provides new information from an Urban Institute survey of state Medicaid managed care payment methods and rates. In particular, the paper summarizes various payment methodologies used in 41 of the nation's 45 states (including the District of Columbia) with capitated Medicaid managed care programs, and it examines interstate and intrastate variation among payment rates. We begin the paper with a brief review of the history of federal and state attempts to use payment arrangements, including capitated managed care programs, to encourage the provision of "mainstream" health care to low-income populations. We then present results from a nationwide managed care payment survey of voluntary or mandatory capitated Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TANF/AFDC) and TANF/AFDC-related managed care programs. This survey was conducted as part of the Urban Institute's Assessing the New Federalism project. Concluding the paper is a comparison of Medicaid capitation rates with Medicare adjusted average per capita cost rates.