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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, reduce costs, and improve 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. The fund allows GIH to increase staff resources and programming in order to inform and connect funders sponsoring work related to health reform, and to provide sound, strategic, and actionable information to funders in a timely fashion.

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

What's New
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation Provides Grants Connecting Uninsured Pennsylvanians to Health Coverage
    September 2014
    In advance of the first health insurance enrollment period from October of 2013 to March of 2014, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) had partnered with the Heinz Endowments, Highmark Foundation, Pittsburgh Foundation, and Staunton Farm Foundation to award mini-grants to 17 community organizations for education and outreach efforts. In continuation of this work, JHF will provide funding to the United Way of Allegheny County (UWAC) and the Consumer Health Coalition (CHC) during the second enrollment period (November 2014 to February 2015) for key services that will be shared throughout the region.
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  • New Fact Sheet: Providing Coverage for the Remaining Uninsured
    September 2014
    Developed with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this National Academy for State Health Policy fact sheet describes a number of examples of public and private initiatives at the state and local levels developed to provide care to the uninsured.
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  • Recommendations for Using Surveys to Measure Health Coverage Post-Reform: Lessons from Massachusetts
    September 2014
    This brief, prepared by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, summarizes research and outlines recommendations for measuring health insurance coverage following the introduction of marketplace plans.
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Spotlight on Health Reform


Webinars
  • ACA and Tax Time 2015: What You Need to Know Access Restricted
    This webinar will highlight lessons learned from 2014 and critical issues for funders in 2015 related to ACA enrollment, reconciliation, and premium tax credits.

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Publications of Interest
  • Optimizing Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment through Collaboration, Technical Assistance, and Promotion
    August 2014
    By Morgan Hynd, Program Officer, and Alyson Cummings, Communications Officer, Maine Health Access Foundation
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  • Enrolling the Young Uninsured
    March 2014
    By Elizabeth Docteur, GIH

    From the outset, enrolling young and healthy adults in health insurance coverage was considered critical to the success of the ACA.
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  • ACA Outreach & Enrollment: Charging the First Hurdles
    December 2013
    by Elizabeth Docteur, GIH

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) reached a key milestone in October 2013 with the launch of new health insurance marketplaces, also known as exchanges. The recently birthed marketplaces rely on coordination across a range of actors to implement a complex and interrelated set of functions, helping people assess their coverage options, determine their eligibility for public programs and subsidies, and enroll in plans. Many health grantmakers have directed resources to support outreach and enrollment initiatives, including efforts to inform and educate the public about new coverage opportunities.


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