Disagreement about the role of markets lies at the root of many of our fiercest health care controversies. One side believes that unleashing market forces will rescue our health care system. From this viewpoint, government involvement is inherently destructive, except in rare circumstances. Many opponents of the Affordable Care Act share this opinion.
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation believes that a great health care consumer awakening is upon us. Read this Views from the Field on how a patient activation movement could lead to a health revolution and transform population health.
Project ECHO is an innovative model for expanding access to specialty and high-quality primary care in rural areas using telehealth-enabled networked learning. Read how the Project ECHO model is dramatically expanding capacity to provide treatment and improve patient outcomes.
The goal of the Affordable Care Act—to provide access to health care to virtually all Americans through affordable health insurance that covers all essential services—coincides with The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s mission to bring quality, affordable health care to the most underserved and vulnerable people in its community.
Optimizing Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment through Collaboration, Technical Assistance, and Promotion
The passage of the Affordable Care Act provided many health foundations an unprecedented opportunity to expand affordable coverage to lower-income and vulnerable people through the new health insurance marketplaces.
In 2008 the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and The Fine Foundation and launched The Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care. Each year, the awards celebrate health care teams in western Pennsylvania who achieve significant quality improvements.
The ACA challenged states to rebuild a heath care system universally viewed as broken. Oregon embraced the challenge with a mix of quality improvement and cost containment strategies reflected in its approved 1115 Medicaid Demonstration.
The United States now stands on the cusp of important expansion in access to affordable health insurance coverage that was promised in the enactment of federal health reform legislation in 2010. As actors and stakeholders throughout the health system prepare for a surge in the insured population, leaders are looking ahead to the looming challenges that will move to center stage as the crisis of the uninsured recedes: How can we reduce the heavy burden of health care cost growth on our nation’s families, employers, state budgets, and federal health care programs?
When the Affordable Care Act was passed, Section 1332 established the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program, which offers a consumer-friendly, high-quality nonprofit competitor to provide affordable insurance products to the small employers and individuals that will be served by the health insurance exchanges.
Caring for patients with one or more long-term health conditions is the bread and butter of our health care system; yet innovations in care for the chronically ill do not always receive the attention they deserve. In this Issue Focus, promising paths to care improvement, challenges, and areas for future exploration are discussed.