This webcast features an expert panel examining the global health aspects of the Presidentâ€™s Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposal.
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Premium Assistance in Medicaid and CHIP: An Overview of Current Options and Implications of the Affordable Care Act
Premium assistance is the use of public funds through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to purchase private coverage. States have pursued premium assistance with varied objectives, including covering parents not otherwise eligible for public coverage and promoting the use of private coverage. Implementation of the Affordable Care…
On June 30, 2009, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with the Congressional Global Health Caucus, sponsored a briefing on the current H1N1 flu outbreak.
This three-day meeting convened by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine explores the implications of the recent global food price increase and economic crisis on nutrition and health.
Federal Support for Health Information Technology in Medicaid: Key Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) includes an unprecedented nearly $47 billion federal investment in health information technology initiatives. This e-health snapshot provides an overview of the health information technology provisions in the law that have direct implications for Medicaid. Health Information Technology (HIT) offers the promise…
Senator Frist, currently a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, has published a memoir, A Heart to Serve in
which he describes how “medicine can truly be a currency for peace in our world.”
Donor governments, including the United States and European nations, provide the bulk of international funding for health in low- and middle- income countries each year. Despite significant increases in such funding, however, it still falls short of need as estimated by the World Health Organization’s Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.…
The Global HIV Prevention Working Group is a panel of nearly 50 leading public health experts, clinicians, biomedical, and behavioral researchers, and people affected by HIV/AIDS, convened by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Executive Summary (.pdf) Report (.pdf) Press Release (.pdf)
How Much ” Skin in the Game ” is Enough? The Financial Burden of Health Spending for People on Medicare Medicare extends health security and financial protection to seniors and younger people with disabilities. However, premiums, relatively high cost-sharing requirements, and gaps in the benefit package result in some beneficiaries…