Tag Archives: Medicaid

Data-Driven Policy Making In An Age Of Anecdotes: What Happens When A Foundation Creates A Policy Center?

A health foundation provided seed funding to launch a nonpartisan public policy research center, which has produced a number of reports, briefs, and blog posts. It does not advocate for specific policies—so it can maintain its credibility as a trustworthy source of politically neutral information.

August 31, 2017

Substance Use Disorders: A Foundation Sees New Opportunities And Continuing Challenges

Despite many challenges in Montana, a funder has found diverse stakeholders willing to partner to create a more integrated behavioral health system there. Through its grant making, convening, nonpartisan analysis, and emphasizing a chronic disease model for substance use disorder, the...

August 9, 2017

The Senate’s Health Care Bill Threatens Children’s Access to Vital Services

States approved for a Medicaid block grant would not be required to cover the EPSDT, which allows children to receive comprehensive screenings, immunizations, laboratory tests (including blood lead level testing), vital health education, and vision, dental, and hearing services.

June 27, 2017

Medicaid Round Two: The Senate’s Draft “Better Care Reconciliation Act Of 2017”

Although it differs in important details, the draft Medicaid provisions of the Better Care Reconciliation Act share the vision of its House-passed counterpart, the American Health Care Act: to, as much as possible, shield the federal government from the cost of Medicaid.

June 24, 2017

Building Sustainable Partnerships To Improve Access To Breast Cancer Treatment For Uninsured Women

The nonprofit Breast Treatment Task Force, a partnership-based payment and delivery system model, facilitates screenings, diagnostic follow-ups, and treatments for a variety of people in New York City who lack insurance coverage. Donations from health care providers, foundations, and others are...

June 20, 2017

Investing In Policy And Advocacy: A Foundation Shares Lessons Learned

A foundation in Kentucky worked in a rapidly changing policy landscape following election of a new governor. See what strategies the funder's Promoting Responsive Health Policy initiative has used and what challenges it has encountered.

June 6, 2017

What Evidence Is Needed To Transform Health And Health Care?

For a new program called Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems, the RWJF seeks to fund rigorous empirical studies that are timely and will directly inform the policy process. Such research is critical, given the fluid nature of the current policy environment.

June 1, 2017

Health Philanthropy’s Role In Uncertain Times, NIH Funding, Oral Health: A Round-Up Of Foundation Blogs

These thoughtful pieces on some daunting challenges were published by foundations and a foundation grantee.

April 27, 2017

Redesigning New Jersey’s Medicaid Program: Philanthropy Steps Up

When state governments do not take the lead in fundamentally transforming their Medicaid programs, foundations can step up to support Medicaid modernization. A foundation in the Garden State saw an opening to provide the next governor's administration with a ready-to-roll, nonpartisan plan for...

March 21, 2017

Could Foundations Have Mounted A Better Defense Of The ACA?

Six years after the Affordable Care Act became law, foundation policy staffers talked about what could have been done differently to support its implementation. A key lesson: When complex issues like health reform are caught up in partisan battles, the need for advocacy support persists well...

September 14, 2016