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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.

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December 2018

The California Health Care Foundation has compiled a select list of organizational statements and comments submitted to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by national health care and philanthropic organizations in opposition to the proposed changes to the public charge rule. DHS is accepting comments on the rule change through December 10, 2018, after which time the agency is required to review and respond to comments prior to finalizing the rule. So far, DHS has received over 132,000 comments on the proposed regulation.

December 2018

This NYSHealth report takes a look at a funding initiative to support Community Health Centers in New York State to take practical steps to care for more patients, expand existing sites, establish new sites, and/or increase the range of services provided, including behavioral health, dental, optometry, and pharmacy.

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