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The role of the media in agenda setting: the case of long-term care rebalancing.

Authors
  • Miller, Edward Alan
  • Nadash, Pamela
  • Goldstein, Rachel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Home health care services quarterly
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
34
Issue
1
Pages
30–45
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/01621424.2014.995259
PMID: 25517684
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

This study investigates the role of print media in state policy agendas in four states-Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah-in rebalancing long-term care away from institutions toward home- and community-based (HCBS) services. Ordinary least squares regression is used to model states' policy agendas, as measured by the proportion of Medicaid long-term care spending on HCBS expenditures and number of rebalancing bills proposed, from 1999 to 2008. Results reveal a relationship between states' rebalancing agendas and the extent of media coverage, and state economic, political, and programmatic characteristics. Findings suggest that media coverage reflects broader shifts in state-level attitudes toward rebalancing.

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