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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.

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February 2018

In a new Commonwealth Fund report, Medicaid policy expert Deborah Bachrach and colleagues detail six practical strategies for supporting the capacity of Medicaid plans and their network providers to address social issues. For example, the report explores how states can classify selected social services as covered Medicaid benefits; use value-based payments to support provider investment in effective interventions; and financially reward Medicaid plans that are responsive to clients’ social needs.

February 2018

A new national association, the National Association of Health Access Assisters (NAHAA), a project of the California Coverage and Health Initiatives, has launched to connect navigators and assisters from across the country who help consumers enroll in, stay in, and use their health insurance coverage. Their new website includes resources from: In the Loop, Enroll America at Families USA, Young Invincibles, Consumer Assistance Coordination Hub (CACH) at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Community Catalyst, and more.

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