Margaret Darling is an MPP candidate and a James E. Jernberg Fellow at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Previously, she was a senior research assistant in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution and had served as the chief evaluation and advocacy officer at Nueva Vida, a community-based organization that provides mental health and support services to Latinas diagnosed with cancer. She holds a BA in political science and Spanish from Luther College.

Recent Posts by Margaret Darling

A Billion Here, A Billion There: Selectively Disclosing Actual Generic Drug Prices Would Save Real Money

Selectively disclosing de-identified information on generic ingredient costs would enable health plans to negotiate reduced reimbursements to retail pharmacies for generic drugs.

CMMI’s New Comprehensive Primary Care Plus: Its Promise And Missed Opportunities

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation recently announced an initiative called Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). The program has some very promising components, but also misses some compelling opportunities to further advance payment for primary care services.

Closing The Rural Health Connectivity Gap: How Broadband Funding Can Better Improve Care

Broadband access is not usually highlighted in policy prescriptions for improving outcomes and lowering costs of health care. But it is a prerequisite for a range of technologies that can provide more cost-effective and higher-quality care, such as video consultation, remote patient monitoring,...

Transforming Rural Health Care: High-Quality, Sustainable Access To Specialty Care

Editor's note: This post is also authored by Kate Samuels, a project manager at Brookings. It is informed by a case study, the fourth  in a series made possible through the Merkin Initiative on Physician Payment Reform and Clinical Leadership, a special project to develop clinician leadership...