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Health Reform

Health reform involves extending insurance coverage and restructuring the health care delivery system to focus on prevention and primary care, reducing costs, and improving quality. Foundations are well positioned to help by educating consumers, supporting state implementation, transforming the safety net, expanding the health care workforce, and supporting innovations for high-cost patients.

In 2010 GIH established the GIH Health Reform Resource Center Fund, which allows GIH to increase staff resources and programming in order to inform and connect funders supporting work related to health reform.

Contact Ann McMillan for more information about our programming in this area.

Issue Spotlight

December 2016

This Kaiser Family Foundation article addresses key Medicaid questions about the plans of the new Administration: How would repealing the ACA affect Medicaid? What would changes in the financing structure mean for Medicaid? How could Medicaid be changed through administrative action?

December 2016

The first Kaiser Health Tracking Poll since the 2016 election finds that Americans are largely divided on the future of the Affordable Care Act even though many of the law’s major provisions remain quite popular across party lines. The new survey finds that one fourth (26%) of Americans want to see President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congress repeal the entire law, and an additional 17 percent want them to scale back what the law does. This compares to 30 percent of the public who want to see the law expanded and 19 percent who want to see lawmakers move forward with implementing the law as it is.

Upcoming Events

  • Webinar
    December 19, 2016 3:00 pm

    Thirty-one states have expanded Medicaid eligibility as outlined in the Affordable Care Act. This fourth strategic conversation in a series will examine the various ways states have structured their expansions, offering lessons for potential future expansions in the 19 remaining states.

  • Meeting
    June 21, 2017 • Boston, Massachusetts - Sheraton Boston Hotel

    Please Join GIH for the 2017 annual conference: Lead, Listen, Inspire

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