Matt McKillop is an officer for Pew’s state and local fiscal health project. He manages new research for Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis, an online resource that helps policymakers gain insights into fiscal, economic, and demographic trends affecting their states. McKillop also leads Pew’s research on state and local correctional health care. He examines states’ and localities’ spending to care for people in prisons and jails; monitoring of health care quality; and promising practices for facilitating continued care after they are released. This work helps policymakers assess and improve their correctional health care systems.
Before joining Pew, McKillop led advocacy and community organizing campaigns for So Others Might Eat, a nonprofit organization that serves poor and homeless residents of the District of Columbia. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kalamazoo College.
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Even as they dealt with two recessions, most states amassed sufficient revenue between fiscal years 2002 and 2015 to cover their expenses. But total revenue in 11 states fell short, jeopardizing their long-term fiscal flexibility and pushing off to future taxpayers some past costs for operating government and providing services. Read More
The share of states’ own money spent on Medicaid health care coverage for low-income Americans fell slightly in fiscal year 2014, even as enrollment in the program spiked. Still, Medicaid’s claim on state revenue was the third largest in 15 years, consuming 16.8 cents of each state-generated dollar in fiscal 2014—4.6 cents more per dollar than in fiscal 2000. Read More
Health care spending by state and local governments changed by the second smallest rate on record in 2014, a year in which millions of Americans gained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of state Medicaid programs. Read More