Can You Figure Out America's Crazily Complex New Health Insurance System? See RWJF

The remade system has even more moving parts post-ACA, with new insurance options laid over old ones and many unknowns going forward. RWJF is seeking researchers who can help get a fix on things, and fast.
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National League of Cities Pushing Medicaid Enrollment With Atlantic's Help

As it winds down, Atlantic Philanthropies has moved big money out the door to expand health coverage, pulling every lever it can think of. That includes focusing on cities and getting people signed up for Medicaid and CHIP.
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What This Big Grant Tells Us About How the Internet Can Expand Access to Care

The Duke Endowment just gave $1.5 million so the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services could take their telepsychiatry program into the big time. Telepsychiatry sounds like borderline-quackery, you say? Well, that’s what we thought, until we read up.
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Bader Foundation Going Big with Latest Aging Grant

The Helen Bader Foundation is cutting out the small fry and going big with aging grants. Time was, the Milwaukee-based foundation scattered grants all across Wisconsin, but no more. Now they’re teaming up with the Margaret Cargill Foundation, serving as a pass-through for $2 million in funds to close the gap between aging, rural Wisconsinites and quality health care.
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What KFF’s New Survey May Mean for the Future of ACA Advocacy

Judging by a Kaiser Family Foundation study, it's going to be hard for critics of the Affordable Care to stay on the offensive. And as the anti-ACA fever breaks, funders will be able to do what they do best: grind away year after year to expand this latest part of the social safety net.
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Who's Been the Biggest Superstar in the Fight for Health Reform?

A few foundations stand out as heroes in the saga of health reform. But it's hard to think of a bigger superstar in the ACA fight than the California Endowment, which has spent over $200 million to help Californians get coverage under the new law. That's why NCRP just gave the foundation an Impact Award.
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Meet the Foundation Supporting Health Access in Chicago that you’ve Never Heard Of

First as a hands-on care group—VNA stands for Visiting Nurse Association, after all—and later, from 1995 forward, as a grantmaker funding groups doing the hands-on health work, VNAF has been giving out funding to the tune of about $2 million per year. They’re generous and accessible, and if you’re Chicago-based with a health access angle, you need to know about them.
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Who's Funding to Contain Healthcare Costs?

More funders grasp a simple fact: Anyone pushing for expanding healthcare access also needs to care about containing costs so dollars can stretch further. Predictably, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the 900-pound gorilla in the cost containment space, but other funders are also on the case.
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