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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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October 2019

Most states that might transition to block grant funding for Medicaid—in which the federal government provides a fixed annual sum—would see lower revenue for their community health centers that care for Medicaid beneficiaries and other residents. Under a block grant, total health center revenues would drop by 92% for the Medicaid expansion population and by 58% for traditional enrollees by 2024, according to a study published today in The Milbank Quarterly, published by the Milbank Memorial Fund.

October 2019

In this roundup of news articles, Kaiser Health News covers the latest in Medicaid waiver proposals: shifting Medicaid to a block grant system via administration regulation rather than legislative change. Advocates warn against the harmful affects to consumers upon such a change.

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