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.
This Kaiser Health News article describes reinsurance models being used in places such as in Alaska and Minnesota to prevent premium increases in the individual insurance marketplace. Insurance analysts say that state-based reinsurance programs are a potent mechanism to lower premiums, but not a panacea to address real health care system costs.
This Health Affairs article by Families USA's Stan Down analyzes high and rising individual-market premiums, identifies how state or federal policymakers can help, and describes how to implement fixes that do not compromise pre-existing condition protections. This analysis also has implications for what policy makers should not do—namely, take steps that worsen the individual market’s risk pool, which further increase premiums.
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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