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Governor KaineFrom 2000-2004, American workers and employers saw double-digit increases in health insurance premiums. Increases of 8 to 10 percent are expected in 2005. More and more, the high cost of coverage is making health insurance unaffordable. More than one in four American workers under age 65 is projected to have no health insurance by 2013 because they will be unable to afford the premiums. Virginia State Planning Grant funds will allow the Commonwealth to gather important information about its uninsured population; solicit stakeholder input about the feasibility of various models and their strategies for increasing health care coverage; and make recommendations to the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources regarding strategies for reducing the State's uninsured population.

About the SPG

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) State Planning Grants Program has awarded the Virginia Department of Health Office of Health Policy and Planning with three rounds of grant funding for a total of just under $1.18 million to collect data, conduct research, and develop plans to provide greater access to affordable health insurance coverage for uninsured Virginians.

  • SPG III - The Virginia State Planning Grant - FY05 (October 2005 - September 2007)

    • Overview - Summary of goals and activities of SPG III.

  • SPG II - The Virginia State Planning Grant - FY 04 (October 2004 - September 2006)

  • SPG I - The Virginia State Planning Grant - FY 03 (October 2003 - September 2005)

    • Overview - Summary of goals and activities of SPG I.

    • Leadership Team - Composition of the SPG I Leadership Team who was charged with providing guidance and direction.

    • Workgroups - Overview of the role and function of the SPG I Workgroups.

      • Data Workgroup - Process documents of the Data Workgroup who was charged with developing research questions, ensuring appropriate data collection methodology and analyses, and presenting data to inform and guide the model development process.

      • Model Development Workgroup - Process documents of the Model Development Workgroup who was charged with the identifying evaluating, and making recommendations for coverage options for the Commonwealth.

      • Business Taskforce - Process documents of the Business Taskforce who was charged with facilitating input, assisting with information dissemination, and facilitating market tests with the business community to guide the model development process.

      • Community Outreach Workgroup - Process documents of the Community Outreach Workgroup who was charged with facilitating input, assisting with information dissemination, and facilitating market tests with the working uninsured to guide the model development process.

    • Final Reports - Final Reports as submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to the Governor about the activities, accomplishments and recommendations generated by SPG I.

  • Staff and Contacts
    A directory of Virginia SPG key staff, areas of responsibility, and contact information.
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Collaborations

Cover the Uninsured WeekCover the Uninsured Week
Information about Cover the Uninsured Week 2006.

Governor's Conference on Covering the Uninsured
Information and presentations from the 2003 and 2004 Governor's Conference on Covering the Uninsured.

Healthcare Leadership CouncilHealthcare Leadership Council
The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) is the exclusive forum for the leaders of our nation's health care system to jointly develop policies, plans and programs to achieve their vision of a 21st century health care system.

 

Lieutenant Governor's Commission on Small Business Health Insurance Costs
Information about the Commission and its activities in 2004, including the final report and summary reports on the community roundtable discussions.

State Coverage InitiativesState Coverage Initiatives
The Robert Wood Johnson State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) Program and the Virginia SCI.

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