Tag Archives: Insurance

New RWJF Funding Opportunities Promote Access To Health Data For Researchers And Others

A few recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) efforts reflect its evolving interest in promoting access to health data of various types. For its new Health Data for Action program, it partners with athenahealth and the Health Care Cost Institute.

May 17, 2017

On The Foundation Freeway: Entering And Exiting Priority Areas With Caution

When a burning desire to make a real impact is combined with the realities of the large state of New York and the relatively modest size of the New York State Health Foundation, the only viable path for that funder is to focus its efforts. Read about its new funding priorities.

July 27, 2016

Foundation Blogs Round-Up: Orlando, Flint, High-Deductible Health Plans, and More

This round-up also includes posts on global health (immunizations in Africa), improving physicians' waiting rooms, and certain foundations' reporting of what they have funded.

June 15, 2016

An Underutilized Tool For Foundations—Policy Change

A staffer at a California foundation explains why and how it funds policy work.

October 8, 2015

2015 White House Conference On Aging: What Happened And What Was Missing

The conference, at which President Obama spoke, succeeded in three ways. But what was missing was a clear-eyed discussion of current and future long-term care costs.

August 4, 2015

New In The Journal: GrantWatch Columns On Substance Use And Kids’ Health

The June 2015 GrantWatch column, recently released, focuses on foundations' efforts to prevent substance use disorders. The May 2015 GrantWatch column is on foundations that are trying to improve children's health.

June 12, 2015

The Post-Launch Problem: The Affordable Care Act’s Persistently High Administrative Costs

The roughly $6 billion in exchange start-up costs pale in comparison to the ongoing insurance overhead that the ACA has added to our health care system -- more than a quarter of a trillion dollars through 2022.

May 27, 2015

Implementing Health Reform: As King Decision Looms, GOP Senators Introduce Transition Plans

What's in GOP Senate plans to transition from the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell and what would be the effects of these plans?

April 23, 2015

Implementing Health Reform: Federal Appellate Court Voids Missouri Restrictions On Certified Application Counselors (Updated)

In the five years since it was enacted, the Affordable Care Act has been subject to dozens of legal challenges.  Far fewer cases have been brought seeking to implement or enforce the terms of the ACA.  On April 10, 2015, however, the federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit entered what...

April 10, 2015

Changes Needed To Fulfill The Potential Of Medicare’s ACO Program

The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), Medicare’s main program for accountable care organizations (ACOs), has grown rapidly since it began in 2012. It added 89 new provider organizations earlier this year, bringing the total to over 400 Medicare ACOs across the country. About one in six...

April 8, 2015