Foundations, Donors and Health Policy:
Why federal health debates matter to you and how you can respond
Then ask yourself these questions:
If you are a health-focused grantmaker or donor, what are the pressing issues you seek to address in your region or state? What are the implications of proposed changes to ACA, Medicaid, Medicare or domestic budget cuts for the following?
If you are not a health funder, what are the implications of possible federal or state changes for issues you care about?
Do you live or work in one of the 31 states that opted to expand Medicaid under the ACA and now face proposed funding cuts? What are the potential programs that would face cuts to meet budget shortfalls?
Did you know the ACA has helped reduce disparities in health access?
Do you know how your local hospitals and health centers and their workers would be affected by policy changes?
After examining all of the above data, what do you think would be the effect of cuts in services, health access, jobs and funding for the communities and residents you seek to benefit through your grantmaking?
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