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Americans Are Eager for Price Information, New Survey Finds

March 26th, 2015

Most insured Americans pay health care deductibles and coinsurance, with cost-sharing rates that seem to be continually increasing. At the same time, millions of uninsured people face unpredictable and often high charges for medical care. In other words, Americans have a significant amount of “skin in the game” when it comes to health care. That […]

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Partnering for Palliative Care in California

March 25th, 2015

Health care provider organizations, payers, and the health policy community increasingly recognize the deficiencies in care for people with serious illness and for those approaching the end of life. While medical advances have provided great benefit to some, many people with serious illness still often experience physical and emotional distress, as well as lack of […]

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During the Affordable Care Act’s Second Open Enrollment Period, Foundations Reach Out

January 30th, 2015

With the current tax-filing season upon us now and the need for people to learn about reporting their compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate, it is good to see what foundations are doing to educate people about the law, or what some call Obamacare, in general. Here are a few examples of […]

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Health Affairs June 2010 Issue on Health Reform: Wide Participation by Health Philanthropy

June 8th, 2010

Many articles in the issue are authored by foundation staffers and/or funded by foundations. The June 2010 issue of Health Affairs was released today. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided support toward the issue, which has the theme “Moving Forward on Health Reform.” Inside, you will find the GrantWatch Outcomes column with content on health reform, global […]

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Foundation Blog Round-Up: Health Reform and More

May 21st, 2010

Here are some posts of interest on other health philanthropy blogs. Health Reform: Cali[fornia] Urged to Start Early on New Health Insurance Exchange: This May 12 post reports on remarks of Jon Kingsdale, executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority (Massachusetts’s insurance exchange), at a joint hearing of the California Senate and Assembly health […]

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Foundations Pull Together to Support Implementation of Connecticut Health Reform

May 20th, 2010

Group of Foundations Award a Total of $615,000 for Implementation The Connecticut state legislature passed SustiNet, the new state health care reform law, in July 2009, when it overrode a veto by Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R). (For background on the law and the role of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, read the […]

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Highlights: “What Health Care Reform Means for Philanthropy” Teleconference

May 6th, 2010

Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors, which describes itself as “one of the leading philanthropy services firms supporting the efforts of individual, family, institutional and corporate philanthropists,” held a teleconference this week (on 4 May 2010) on “What Health Care Reform Means for Philanthropy.” Grantmakers In Health and CCM Family Advisors cosponsored the event. Listen to a […]

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Bending the Cost Curve: Rhode Island Looks North

April 13th, 2010

On April 8, the Rhode Island Foundation hosted Sarah Iselin, president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, who spoke on “Bending the Curve: The Challenges of Cost Containment.” This was the third presentation in the foundation’s “Making It Work: Health Reform in Rhode Island series.” The goal of the series is to […]

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