President-elect Trump and some in Congress have called for establishing absolute limits on the federal government’s spending on Medicaid, not only for the population covered through the Affordable Care Act’s eligibility expansion but for the program overall. Take a look at Commonwealth Fund's issue brief on two of the most common proposals for reengineering federal funding of Medicaid: block grants that set limits on total annual spending regardless of enrollment, and caps that limit average spending per enrollee.
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President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans favor repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early in the new administration. View this blog to learn how repealing the ACA will cripple individual health markets.
Take a gander at Health Affairs Blog on foundation recreations to the 2016 preseidential election. It is just a sampling and is not meant to be comprehensive.
The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) supports the testing and evaluation of innovative approaches to improve health care. To help achieve this goal, CHCF has developed an investment fund to support health care technology and service companies with the potential to significantly improve quality of care, lower the total cost of care, or improve access to care for low-income Californians. View their website for investment criteria and strategy.
How is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changing insurance coverage, access to health care, and affordability in California? This interactive tool provides baseline and trend data for selected measures to help answer these questions. The data include uninsured rates, private and public coverage levels, insurance status, and Covered California enrollment; use of services and barriers to care; and consumer spending and premium sharing for employees, including low-wage, part-time, and temporary workers. Explore the data at California Health Care Foundation's website.
Since implementation of the ACA, California's uninsured rate has dropped by half. Still, nearly 3 million remain uninsured, and there could be big changes in coverage ahead with Donald Trump's election. Read more at California Health Care Foundation's Almanac.
Over five million Californians rely on the resources provided by the Affordable Care Act, either to get their coverage through the Medicaid (Medi-Cal) expansion, or to get financial assistance to afford and buy a private health plan through Covered California. Check out Health Access California's fact sheet on the millions of Californians who can lose coverage, organized by congressional district.
Check out Health Access California's victories of 2016, including Health4All, advancing legislation for patients’ rights and transparency against unfair costs, and pursuing administrative advocacy to keep insurers accountable.
A summary that describes Rep. Tom Price’s Empowering Patients First Act. Other leading comprehensive proposals, put forth by the President-elect and Members of Congress, to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be added in coming weeks. Some proposals have been formally introduced as legislation, others in White Paper form, with varying levels of detail specified. Summaries will be regularly updated to reflect changes in the proposals and to incorporate major new proposals as they are announced. Review the proposal at the Henry J. Kasier Family Foundation.
We enter this new landscape showing steady growth in every area. The accomplishments in NCG's 2016 Annual (Not)-Report depict an organization ready to face the challenges ahead. Our collective impact is far greater than if we were going it alone. We are Together for Good.
There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling – for free, in partnership with online education provider Khan Academy.
The Resilient Oakland playbook is a strategy document developed to help our City tackle systemic and structural challenges. The playbook outlines ways we can work together to help our community can stay rooted, ensure equitable access to quality education and develop good jobs, stable housing, public safety and vibrant streets.
RESILIENT-SF is a strategy that seeks to tap into our city’s trademark tenacity by laying out our most pressing challenges and demanding that City government partner with the community to make bold and lasting progress on these challenges. When we think about San Francisco, we think of a city of unwavering strength, a city that is prepared to not only respond but to recover, and a San Francisco of strong and unified neighborhoods, ready to continue reimagining, and striving for the strong and resilient San Francisco of tomorrow.
Across the nation, artistic and cultural practices are helping to define the sustainability of urban, rural, and suburban neighborhoods. In the design of parks and open spaces; the building of public transit, housing, and supermarkets; in plans for addressing needs for community health and healing trauma; communities are embracing arts and culture strategies to help create equitable communities of opportunity where everyone can participate, prosper, and achieve their full potential. And artists are seeing themselves — and being seen by others — as integral community members whose talents,...
When women thrive, those around them typically do, too—and when they struggle, so do others. Yet women’s mental health and wellbeing have received insufficient attention from the health care field, from government, and from philanthropy. This lack of attention has left a gap that needs to be filled if we hope to see progress on numerous intersecting issues, from women’s rights to health care to education. Working with the Hope & Grace Fund, a philanthropic project of skincare and beauty brand Philosophy , Arabella Advisors has produced a new report that explores opportunities for funders...
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In the time since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions have been repeatedly asked about what is changing for foundations and their work in a different political context. How does this shift affect foundations and their areas of focus? Have new challenges or opportunities arisen? Should foundations be making changes in response? Given the volume of questions like these, the Center for Effective Philanthropy decided to survey foundation leaders about their reactions to the shift in presidential administrations, and the degree to which they were making changes as a result. Based on...
When the Jessie Ball duPont Fund went beyond its traditional disaster relief support after two devastating tornadoes struck Alabama in 2011, staff realized that they did not know enough about how public and private systems work, about where, when and how they intersect, or about organized philanthropy’s proper role. Through this document, they share their lessons and reflections.
Disasters bring out the best in people. Donations to charities surge as television coverage increases. Yet we know from experience that both coordination and effective spending of donor dollars is a particular challenge, not just while the disaster is underway, but also in the long-term, as rebuilding begins. As families and communities begin to clean up and consider how long their power will be out, private philanthropists turn their attention to the question, “How can I help?” This practical tip sheet from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers guidance for disaster grantmaking.
Our nation’s philanthropic and nonprofit leaders, in cooperation with first-responders and government personnel, have amassed a wealth of knowledge on disaster response and recovery. These are some of the key lessons learned by the contributors to The Disaster Playbook.