Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.
  • Data Insights

    Globally, outdoor air pollution is attributed to 4.2 million deaths every year. This infographic explores air pollution in America and the unequal impact it has on Black and Latinx communities. It also looks at the current solutions that are already available to improve air quality.

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  • Awards

    We are honored to announce the winners for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards. This year’s awards are virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet we invite you to meet the winners and learn about their award-winning work. NIHCM is also announcing the largest grant program in our history — $1 million to support work in journalism and research.

    Meet the Winners Press Release
  • Data Insights

    This infographic highlights the health challenges faced by the homeless community and outlines short and long term solutions to improve the health and well-being of these individuals, through social, economic and housing interventions.

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  • Data Insights

    This new Data Insights highlights the rapid rise in overdose deaths involving cocaine and methamphetamine, illustrates the geographic variations in utilization and death rates, and quantifies the increasing burden that these drugs are placing on the hospital system.

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  • Data Insights

    This infographic delves into an emerging public health emergency involving rapidly rising rates of stimulant use and related overdose deaths, which has been occurring in the shadow of the opioid crisis.

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  • News

    NIHCM would like to provide you and your organizations with a list of resources concerning COVID-19 and vulnerable populations. We will continually update this list.

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Events

August 21, 2020
Environmental

This webinar will bring together experts to provide insights on air pollution and environmental injustice during a time of increased inequality.

August 11, 2020
Racism and Health Graphic

This webinar discussed how systemic racism harms health, and how solutions-based approaches at the state and community level are making a difference.

In the News

August 2020
Population Health Spotlight
August Newsletter
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Stabilizing the Individual Health Insurance Market

November 14, 2017 | 08:30 AM
10:00 AM ET

ACA open enrollment began this month amid consumer confusion and concerns about future market stability. The uncertainty around cost-sharing reduction payments, resulting premium increases, and federal cuts to advertising and outreach have intensified concerns that healthier people could drop coverage—an issue that would be exacerbated if the individual mandate were repealed. Less healthy risk pools would lead to higher premiums and fewer choices among plans in future years. Still, much can be done to put the individual market on a sustainable path.

This webinar provided:

  • Analysis of the individual market and potential stabilization strategies, such as dedicated funding for high-cost conditions that would be largely offset by subsidy savings from lower premiums
  • An industry perspective on how to improve affordability and competition in the individual market, including ways to support populations with significant medical needs
  • A state insurance commissioner’s perspective on the federal role in keeping markets healthy and the importance of state-level flexibility
  • A conservative perspective on the broader factors contributing to market crisis and cost growth

Speakers

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Jessica Altman
Pennsylvania Insurance Department
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Kris Haltmeyer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
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Avik Roy
Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
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Kurt Giesa
Oliver Wyman

Presentation Slides

"Stabilizing the Non-Group Market," Kurt Giesa, Oliver Wyman
"Stabilizing the Individual Market," Kris Haltmeyer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
"Stabilizing the Individual Health Insurance Market: The State Perspective," Jessica Altman, Pennsylvania Insurance Department
"Patient-Centered Health Reform: How Patient Choice and Private Competition Can Achieve Universal Coverage - Part 1," Avik Roy, FREOPP
"Patient-Centered Health Reform: How Patient Choice and Private Competition Can Achieve Universal Coverage - Part 2," Avik Roy, FREOPP

Events

August 21, 2020
Environmental

This webinar will bring together experts to provide insights on air pollution and environmental injustice during a time of increased inequality.

August 11, 2020
Racism and Health Graphic

This webinar discussed how systemic racism harms health, and how solutions-based approaches at the state and community level are making a difference.

In the News

August 2020
Population Health Spotlight
August Newsletter

Grants

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The deadline for the 2020-2021 round of grant making has passed. NIHCM will notify the grant winners in the fall.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

The deadline for the 2020-2021 round of grant making has passed. Finalists will be selected in the coming month.

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Awards

The 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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We are honored to announce the winners for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

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