The philanthropic community has examined access from many angles, seeking to break down barriers created by costs, culture, geography, system structure, and differing notions about who and what should be covered by both public and private insurance. In this era of health reform, GIH is working to inform and connect health funders who are interested in ensuring that vulnerable people with problems accessing the health care system are able to get the care they need.
Contact Ann McMillan for more information about our programming in this area.
Upcoming Events Spotlight
Earlier this month, Kentucky became the first state to gain approval to launch a demonstration that will make employment an eligibility requirement for Medicaid. Shortly after HHS’s approval of Kentucky’s proposal, attorneys representing 15 Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries filed a federal lawsuit against the HHS secretary to have the work policies declared unlawful and any work on the Kentucky demonstration halted. Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, analyzes the situation in this Commonwealth Fund publication.
Drawing on his experience in state welfare reform, Drew Altman, in his Axios column, discusses how new state Medicaid work requirements differ fundamentally from welfare reform, which was built on the idea of a “reciprocal obligation” between both beneficiaries and government to do more.
March 5, 2018 1:00 pm
Randy Pate, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), will be on the line to talk to funders about CMS priorities and public-private collaboration opportunities.
June 7, 2018 • Washington, DC
This two-day meeting will discuss issues and projects relevant to improving rural health.
June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
Please Join GIH for the 2018 annual conference in Chicago: Navigating Currents of Change
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All Hands on Mission
January 11, 2017
Eileen Coogan, Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Policy Matters: How the Affordable Care Act Has Changed Our Grantmaking
January 11, 2017
Jennifer Oldham, The Healing Trust
Beth Uselton, The Healing Trust
One Funder’s Role in Medicaid Expansion and Affordable Care Act Implementation
July 29, 2016
Mitchell Balk, The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation