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Mr. Michael Sparer

Michael Sparer studies and writes about the politics of healthcare. Dr. Sparer has a Ph.D from Brandeis University. Much of his work focuses on the politics of public insurance programs, including Medicaid and Medicare, and ways in which inter-governmental relations influences health policy. He is the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Sparer also developed and taught a web-based class entitled "The Politics of Health Care," a six-part e-seminar produced by Columbia Interactive. Previously, Dr. Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation.