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.
Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the individual insurance market was a notoriously difficult place for consumers without employer-based health benefits to purchase insurance. It also was challenging for insurers to sell insurance without incurring large losses. Analysis of The Commonwealth Fund's Biennial Health Insurance Survey finds dramatic improvements in people’s ability to buy health plans on their own following the passage of the ACA.
This is the second blog in a series to highlight the dangers of the repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Community Catalyst will regularly highlight a different constituency to draw attention to the benefits the ACA has afforded them and to outline what a loss of coverage would mean. This blog discusses the impact on rural communities, including the possibility of saving vulnerable communities from rural hospital closures.
March 7, 2017 1:00 pm
On this webinar, three of the nation’s foremost health care policy experts will share their thoughts on the federal government’s current health care priorities and their recommendations for how philanthropy might contribute to the process.
June 21, 2017 • Boston, Massachusetts - Sheraton Boston Hotel
Please Join GIH for the 2017 annual conference: Lead, Listen, Inspire
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Most Recent Publications
All Hands on Mission
January 11, 2017
Eileen Coogan, Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Policy Matters: How the Affordable Care Act Has Changed Our Grantmaking
January 11, 2017
Jennifer Oldham, The Healing Trust
Beth Uselton, The Healing Trust
One Funder’s Role in Medicaid Expansion and Affordable Care Act Implementation
July 29, 2016
Mitchell Balk, The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
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