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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.

Issue Spotlight

August 2017

Since 2010, the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Health Care Program has surpassed a $300 million milestone in grants to improve rural health care across a seven-state region. The program supports innovative technology such as ePharmacy and eEmergency telemedicine, CT scanners, CPR devices, and treatment simulators, as well as initiatives for medically underserved areas in Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

August 2017

This analysis from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) provides data about changes in the uninsured rate between 2013 and 2015 by Congressional District and a range of demographic characteristics (race, age, income, citizenship, etc.). These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.

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