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As noted in the Institute of Medicine’s seminal report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, “health care today harms too frequently and routinely fails to deliver its potential benefits.” For over a decade, foundations have been showcasing to the field that improving health care quality is both needed and possible. GIH recognizes that this work is now an integral part of the health reform law and that bridging the “quality chasm” will require change at all levels of our health care system.

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March 2017

More than 750,000 of America’s most vulnerable citizens — individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid — and their families have embraced new, more integrated systems of care implemented by states across the country. As described in this piece by the Center for Health Care Strategies, the majority of dually eligible individuals, however, still receive fragmented, uncoordinated care from two programs that were not designed to work together. Regardless of shifting political tides in the nation’s health care system, the authors outline opportunities to continue the momentum on Medicare-Medicaid integration to improve care and control spending for dually eligible individuals

March 2017

Two years after the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major coverage expansions, fewer Americans lacked health insurance in every state and people benefitted from better quality and safer health care, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s new state health system scorecard.

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