|Glossary of Terms
The following glossary has been prepared by CoveringtheUninsured.org to define key terms related to health insurance and the issue of the uninsured.The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
One of the world’s largest private philanthropies, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Founder Robert W. Johnson devoted his life to public service and to building the small, but innovative, family firm of Johnson & Johnson into the world’s largest health and medical care products conglomerate.AcademyHealth
AcademyHealth brings together a broad spectrum of players to share perspectives, learn from each other, and strengthen working relationships.SCI
The State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) program is a national initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that helps states improve the availability and affordability of health insurance through grants, technical assistance, workshops, and written products.
National Academy for State Health Policy
An organization working to disseminate information to assist states in the development of practical, innovative solutions to complex health policy issues.
Covering the Uninsured
Twelve national organizations, including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the AFL-CIO, have joined together to seek solutions to the problem of the uninsured.
Families USA – Uninsured Resources
A national organization dedicated to achieving high quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. Working at national, state and community levels, it has provided a voice for health care consumers for over 15 years.
Health Care Financing Administration
The federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and other programs.
A national initiative to increase heath coverage sponsored by the Health Insurance Association of America.
Kaiser Family Foundation
An independent philanthropic organization focusing on major health care issues facing the nation. This site contains state-by-state health data and in-depth information on the uninsured
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation. It provides information and analysis to public and private decision makers to help them address these challenges and strives to raise citizen understanding of these issues and tradeoffs in policy making.
The Commonwealth Fund – Publications on the Uninsured
A private foundation supporting independent research on health and social issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy.
Hawai’i Covering Kids
Launched in 1999, Hawai’i Covering Kids collaborates with federal, state, and community agencies on outreach, enrollment, simplification, and retention for children’s health insurance.