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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.

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  • October Poll Finds Uninsured Largely Unaware of Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Period
    October 2014
    With the second annual open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act set to begin November 15, the latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll finds major gaps in the awareness of the nation's uninsured residents, who are a primary target for enrollment and outreach efforts. The survey finds nine in ten (89%) of the uninsured are unaware that open enrollment begins in November.
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  • New Study: Low-Income Adults Support Medicaid Expansion, View Program Favorably
    October 2014
    A new study of low-income adults in three states that are taking different approaches to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion shows overwhelming majorities favor expanding eligibility for the program and view its coverage as equal to, or better than, private health insurance.
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  • Taking Stock and Taking Steps
    October 2014
    The Kaiser Family and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations convened a national Roundtable on consumer assistance in June of 2014. The purpose was to engage practitioners and other experts in a conversation about the establishment of new consumer assistance capacity. This report summarizes the Roundtables’ discussions and highlights the challenges ahead, including some promising ideas and concrete next steps that might be taken to strengthen consumer assistance.
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