Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Abby Alpert (PARC Research Associate) were awarded funding from the Penn LDI Small Grants Program 2022-23. Gonalons-Pons' project, "The Impact of Medicaid Policies on Long-Term Care Workers’ Economic Outcomes," will examine the role of government policy in shaping the economic conditions of this critical workforce by analyzing whether and how Medicaid long-term care policies shape care workers’ economic outcomes and job characteristics, in particular wages, access to benefits, schedule predictability, and union membership. Alpert's project, "The Effects of Prior Authorization on Medicaid Prescription Drug Access," will use a regression-discontinuity design to study the consequences of prior authorization policies on prescription drug access, as well as heterogeneous impacts across geographic areas and socio-demographic characteristics.