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.
  • Awards

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Eliza Barclay to the independent judges panel of the NIHCM Awards. All three bring considerable expertise to the prestigious panel.

    Press Release Judges Panels The NIHCM Awards
  • Data Insights

    Mental illness has become more common over the last decade, particularly among 18- to 25-year-olds. This Data Insights looks at trends in mental health and their implications for the future.

    Learn More
  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation led a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss social determinants of health and the opioid crisis with Founding President and CEO Nancy Chockley, former CMS Administrator Don Berwick, Curtis Barnett of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Craig Samitt of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Grant Baldwin from the CDC.

    Press Release Watch the Video
  • Data Insights

    As urbanization increases, an older, sicker and poorer population remains in rural America. Despite the health care challenges posed by these changes, promising initiatives can improve rural health.

    Learn More
  • Advisory Board

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Sherry Glied, PhD, and Katherine Baicker, PhD, to its distinguished Advisory Board. Their ideas and insights will advance NIHCM's mission to improve health care for millions of Americans.

    Press Release Advisory Board
  • News

    NIHCM welcomed Secretary Azar to a meeting in March to discuss efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to transform health care by lowering costs and improving value for patients.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Events

January 27, 2020
SDOH-webinar-graphic-012720

This webinar will explore public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

December 19, 2019
shutterstock_560761723_1

Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this rapid response webinar explained the December 18th ruling from the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act.

Watch the Recording

In the News

January 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter-loneliness-kas_10
ShareThis

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

altman
Jessica Altman
Pennsylvania Insurance Department
haltmeyer
Kris Haltmeyer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
roy-web
Avik Roy
Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
giesa
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

January 27, 2020
SDOH-webinar-graphic-012720

This webinar will explore public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

December 19, 2019
shutterstock_560761723_1

Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this rapid response webinar explained the December 18th ruling from the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act.

Watch the Recording

In the News

January 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter-loneliness-kas_10

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. NIHCM will notify grant winners in November 2019.

Read More


NYTUpshotLogo

Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

Nine new grantees for the 2019-2020 funding cycle have been announced! We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

Read More

Awards

Now Accepting Entries for the 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

Winners Announcment 2018 1

Submit your research or reporting published in 2019 by February 3, 2020 for a chance to win up to $20,000. Winners and finalists will be recognized at a dinner in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.

Learn More and Apply