Affordability & Access to Care in 2018: Examining Racial & Educational Inequities Across the United States – SHADAC

The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) put together this illustrative infographic on the pervasive racial and educational inequities in our healthcare system with a focus on access to a personal doctor and foregone medical care due to cost. In 2019, 25% of Americans said they or a family member delayed necessary medical care…

How Health Insurance Improves Financial Health – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has been exploring the personal financial impact of the ACA since its passage. Part of their ongoing research explores the bill’s impact in expansion states and non-expansion states. This summary provides an overview of ways that Medicaid expansion improved the financial health of low-income Americans.

Partner Event: How Medicaid Supports Trauma-Informed Care for Children – GIH

Grantmakers in Health webinar November 21, 2019 Learn more and register here Join GIH for this webinar. Experiencing trauma in childhood increases the risk of chronic disease and behavioral health issues throughout life. The Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for approximately 40 percent of children and youth aged 0-18 in the United States, is…

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion

The Kaiser Family Foundation performed a review of over 300 research studies on the effects of Medicaid expansion. This literature review includes information on access to care, use of health care facilities, quality of care, health outcomes, affordability, and more. Expansion states saw increased health care coverage, improved measures of health care access, more positive…

Upcoming events of interest

If you are interested in the intersection of immigration and child welfare, check out: A Threat to Health & Well-Being: Public Charge’s Expected Impact and How Philanthropy Can Respond GCIR webinar September 26, 2019 If you are curious about innovative funding for policy advocacy, check out: Philanthropy’s New Playbook for Policy Advocacy Urban Institute event…

More can be done to connect student parents with available financial aid

The Government Accountability Office released findings from a study looking at whether student parents are accessing funds available to help them pay for child care. Almost 20% of undergraduate students are parents and child care costs can keep students from being able to graduate. One big finding is that student parents were not aware of…