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.
Authors Linda Blumberg and John Holahan from the Urban Institute describe how nongroup markets can be improved with four strategies, which would require only a modest federal investment and which a broad array of policymakers across the political spectrum would find acceptable: Commit to paying the cost-sharing reductions, reinstitute a reinsurance program, continue to enforce the individual mandate, and finance outreach and enrollment assistance.
In this Commonwealth Fund blog post, David Blumenthal and Sara Collins describe the immediate concern of stabilizing marketplaces. Three key proposals for Congress to consider include: cost-sharing reductions, "bare counties," and reinsurance.
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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
One Funder’s Role in Medicaid Expansion and Affordable Care Act Implementation
July 29, 2016
Mitchell Balk, The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
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