Funder Example: Missouri Foundation for Health

With contributions from Ryan Barker. At the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH), we focus on public health insurance through our Health Policy shop and two of our Strategic Initiatives (Advocacy and Medicaid Expansion). Our work encompasses research, grants, education, and contract work to achieve our goals of protecting, expanding, and enhancing the Medicaid and CHIP…

Kids Lose Access to Critical Health Care Source When Schools Shutter Due to COVID-19 – Georgetown Center for Children and Families

This blog post from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families examines the ways schools provide critical health and nutrition supports for children and how the stimulus bills are trying to help families access these supports outside of schools. The post examines the stimulus bills’ effects on Medicaid, K-12 funding, students with disabilities, mental health…

Partner Event: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Immigrant Families and Communities: Recommendations for Philanthropic Action

GCIR webinar Wednesday, April 15 * 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST Join GCIR to learn from leaders in the immigrant rights movement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic about how philanthropy must significantly increase grantmaking dollars, shift grantmaking practices, embrace risk, and assert leadership to meet the challenges of this moment. GCIR’s funding recommendations…

Health Grassroots Advocacy in the States: Strengthening Public Health Insurance – Q&A with Families USA

With contributions from Lisa Shapiro, Joe Weissfeld, Cheryl Parcham, & Justin Mendoza. One in five Americans and almost half of all children get their healthcare coverage through Medicaid. Public health insurance programs buoy families’ health and economic security, building opportunity for all. It is critical that these programs are strong and that they are as…

How to Improve Medicaid Today – Q&A with Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

With contributions from Elisabeth Burak & Joan Alker What is the untapped potential of Medicaid? CHIP? Medicaid and CHIP are joint federal-state programs that serve more than one in three kids annually. Medicaid is by far the more important program of the two. States administer Medicaid with the federal government setting parameters and paying a…

Public Health Insurance & Disability Supports – Q&A with Center for American Progress

With contributions from Rebecca Cokley, Director, Disability Justice Initiative Public health insurance programs are vast policies with many differences from state to state. It can be difficult to understand the effects of potential changes and why they are so critical for families. One group that is especially affected by changes to SCHIP and Medicaid are…

Medicaid Expansion: What We’ve Learned – Q&A with Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

With contributions from Judy Solomon, Senior Fellow Medicaid coverage differs vastly from state to state and these differences matter to people’s health, economic security, and livelihood. When states gained the option to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014, it provided an excellent opportunity to study the impact of this policy by comparing…