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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

January 2018

Officials report that 8.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage on the federal insurance exchange in 2018. Although enrollment has not yet closed in several states that run their own insurance exchanges, the robust numbers for sign-ups on the federal exchange (96 percent of last year’s total) surprised both supporters and opponents of the health law, who almost universally thought the numbers would be lower.

January 2018

Through Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states may apply for innovation waivers to alter key requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the individual and small group insurance markets. States can use the flexibility granted by 1332 waiver authority to shore up fragile insurance markets, address unique state insurance market issues, or experiment with alternative models of providing coverage to state residents. This report by the Kaiser Family Foundation tracks the status of 1332 waivers by state (approved, pending, and withdrawn).

Upcoming Events

  • Webinar
    January 16, 2018 2:00 pm

    Join this webinar to hear Dr. Berwick’s latest reflections on the future of quality improvement. He will discuss what’s at stake, possible directions forward, opportunities for leadership, and the importance of keeping sight of the long-term vision of optimizing health care system performance.

  • Webinar
    January 22, 2018 1:00 pm

    Randy Pate, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), will be on the line to talk to funders about CMS priorities and public-private collaboration opportunities.

  • Meeting
    June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois

    Please Join GIH for the 2018 annual conference in Chicago: Navigating Currents of Change

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