Close Close
Popular Financial Topics Discover relevant content from across the suite of ALM legal publications From the Industry More content from ThinkAdvisor and select sponsors Investment Advisor Issue Gallery Read digital editions of Investment Advisor Magazine Tax Facts Get clear, current, and reliable answers to pressing tax questions
Luminaries Awards

Life Health > Health Insurance

California Foundations Eye Chronically Ill Uninsured

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

NU Online News Service, Oct. 14, 3:13 p.m. – The California Endowment, Los Angeles, and The California HealthCare Foundation, two California health foundations, are forming the Frequent Users of Health Services Initiative, a five-year, $10 million program to help uninsured California residents who suffer from chronic illnesses.

Although many uninsured people with chronic illnesses are homeless people and other people who have no direct connection with the private health insurance system, private health insurers must pay close attention to them, because private health insurance programs end up absorbing some of the costs associated with treating the uninsured, foundation officials say.

Finding better ways to help uninsured people with chronic illnesses could make them healthier and lower health care costs for everyone, according to the foundation officials.

The new initiative will encourage organizations to develop new programs for helping uninsured people with chronic illnesses by offering one-year planning grants of up to $100,000 and three-year implementation grants of up to $900,000.

Initiative managers will consider grants from coalitions that include private hospitals and clinics as well as public health organizations.


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.