An Association Of Health Funders And The Changing Political Landscape

How does Grantmakers In Health—an association of health foundations and corporate-giving programs—plan to help funders understand, and respond to, significant expected changes in public policies and programs that affect the communities they serve?

January 19, 2017

How We Can Repeal The ACA And Still Insure The Uninsured

Even if the ACA stays in place, there will still be almost 30 million people without health insurance. The initial goal of reform should be: making sure everyone has access to health insurance that is affordable and that gives them dependable access to medical care.

January 18, 2017

Obamacare, Trumpcare, And Your Mouth

Though the ACA reinforced the status quo approach of maintaining separate medical and dental care financing and delivery systems, there have been some interesting lessons worth highlighting.

January 13, 2017

Oregon’s High-Risk, High-Reward Gamble On Medicaid Expansion

Health policy in Oregon is like football in the SEC: not only a contact sport but also a source of intense civic pride. The state's Medicaid expansion was similarly turbulent.

January 10, 2017

The ACA Transformed Medicaid Enrollment Processes. Rolling Them Back Would Wreak Havoc.

Implementing the ACA’s Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) rules and systems were a heavy lift for states. Reversing them would wreak havoc for states and low-income families who depend on Medicaid.

January 4, 2017

Education, Health, And Behavioral Health: New Policy Priorities For Their Integration Emerge For 2017

Health reform proposals offered during 2017 should include incentives for health care systems to work collaboratively with schools and child care and early education (ECE) to improve child health outcomes. And mental health promotion should be considered a part of how success is defined in...

December 23, 2016

What’s The Story With Obamacare?

Wherever possible, we need to rely on evidence from rigorous research---rather than compelling anecdotes---to get an accurate assessment of a policy’s effects.

December 9, 2016

Taking Stock Of Health Reform: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

What are the ACA’s successes and failures? How might the new administration and Congress proceed with repealing and replacing it? What provisions might be adopted to replace the ACA and how might these provisions improve on, or undermine, the law's accomplishments?

December 6, 2016

President-Elect Trump Selects Price For HHS And Verma For CMS

As has been widely reported, President-elect Donald Trump has put forward the names of Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

December 1, 2016

CMS’ Hospital Quality Star Ratings Fail To Pass The Common Sense Test

A closer look at the quality performance of five-star hospitals brings into question the results from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

November 14, 2016