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.
A new NYSHealth report examines the outcomes of two grants the Foundation made to maximize the opportunities to cover undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)-eligible New Yorkers left behind by the Affordable Care Act's health insurance expansion. Without coverage, many of these immigrants would continue to turn to emergency rooms and public hospitals.
This Health Affairs article explores several approaches to Medicaid expansion (implemented or proposed), based on a survey of low-income nonelderly residents in three Midwestern states. Authors find significantly higher rates of Medicaid coverage and lower uninsurance rates in Ohio, which underwent a traditional Medicaid expansion, compared to Kansas, a nonexpansion state. This project was supported by research grants from the Commonwealth Fund and the REACH Healthcare Foundation.
August 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Join this webinar to share outreach and enrollment tactics, available resources, and potential strategies to overcome anticipated obstacles.
June 12, 2019 • Seattle, Washington
Please join GIH for the 2019 annual conference in Seattle
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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