In anticipation of the 111th Congress deliberating major health care reform, the contractor will analyze the perspectives the key stakeholder groups will likely take regarding the broad array of policy proposals that will arise in the debate. The project will be divided into three phases. First, the contractor will construct the policy matrix, in which it will identify the stakeholders and policymakers who will play major roles in shaping the debate, including members of Congress and the Obama Administration, multi-stakeholder coalitions such as the Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured (HCCU) and Divided We Fail, consumer advocacy groups, the Bipartisan Policy Center, business associations, providers, labor, quality organizations, intergovernmental organizations, and insurance companies and their associations. Second, the contractor will evaluate each of the group's positions on approximately 20 policies, including highlighting common ground that may exist among them and which elements spur the most debate. The third component of the project will include a final document with information designed to assist the Foundation in its role as a trusted convener of broad-based and bipartisan voices that are serious about real health care reform. The project will be an iterative effort, requiring ongoing modification as the policy landscape changes.
Amount Awarded $84,940.00
Awarded on: 12/4/2008
Time frame: 12/1/2008 - 6/30/2009
Grant Number: 65654