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.
In a new Commonwealth Fund issue brief, the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute surveyed officials with the state-based marketplaces about the assistance and outreach strategies they view as most effective and the factors they believe are affecting sign-ups on the insurance exchanges. The authors’ findings reveal the value of in-person outreach and assistance, especially in overcoming the numerous barriers to enrollment, including a lack of awareness among consumers about their insurance options and the availability of financial assistance, as well as the complexities of choosing suitable coverage. Survey respondents also stressed the importance of improving website functionality and adding features to support consumer decisionmaking.
September 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Thirty-one states have expanded Medicaid eligibility as outlined in the Affordable Care Act. Join your grantmaking colleagues for this second strategic conversation in a series about making progress in the 19 remaining states.
June 21, 2017 • Boston, Massachusetts - Sheraton Boston
Mark your calendar for GIH's 2017 annual conference: Lead, Listen, Inspire
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Most Recent Publications
Building on Achievements in Extending Children’s Health Coverage
November 17, 2015
Elizabeth Docteur, Grantmakers In Health
Fulfilling the Promise of Equality: Ensuring that “Health for All” Extends to Everyone
August 18, 2015
Marielena Hincapie, National Immigration Law Center
Health Reform Five Years Later: Philanthropy Steps Up to the Challenge
May 15, 2015
Barbara Masters, MastersPolicyConsulting
Amanda Rounsaville Welsh, Network Impact
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