Michael Sparer

Michael Sparer studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-income populations, and the ways in which inter-governmental relations influences policy, both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Sparer’s current projects include a review and analysis of lessons learned from thirty years of Medicaid managed care programs and a comparison of inter-governmental health politics in the U.S. and the UK. He is also working on a book funded by the RWJ Investigator Program, which examines how American Federalism influenced the politics and substance of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.