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.
So far, 32 states (including Washington, D.C.) have expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. Virginia also will do so in January 2019, and several other states may expand through initiatives on the November ballot. This set of charts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities illustrates the growing body of research shows that Medicaid expansion has produced significant benefits, including improved health care access, health outcomes, and financial security.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been polarizing, but its provisions designed to help people obtain coverage regardless of health status are consistently popular. This publication from The Commonwealth Fund describes how guaranteed issue, preexisting conditions protection, and community rating provisions are at risk in a current lawsuit.
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Staying the Course in Turbulent Waters
November 14, 2017
Eileen Salinsky, Grantmakers In Health
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