Health Policy

Notwithstanding significant support from the private sector and philanthropy, government at all levels remains the single greatest financial contributor to the health of at-risk populations, including children, the elderly, and the poor. Through strategic initiatives in the area of health policy, the Foundation seeks to support projects that maximize the effectiveness of government in meeting its safety-net obligations and the obligations of the Affordable Care Act.

Health Policy


Contact Daniel Cohn, Vice President, Strategy




The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation commends the Governor for including Medicaid expansion in his executive budget for 2013-2014

In June 2012, the United States Supreme Court made it optional for states to extend Medicaid coverage to adults making $15,415 or less per year (138 percent of poverty). The Governor has weighed the options and has chosen the path that is best for Ohio. The Executive budget extends Medicaid coverage to low-income adults up to 138 percent of poverty. The federal government will pay 100 percent of this cost for three years, decreasing to 90 percent in 2020 and beyond. The attention now shifts to the legislature and ongoing outreach and education is needed about the net gains of this economic investment and improving the health of Ohioans by providing coverage to the uninsured.


Ohio Outreach and Enrollment – ACA Marketplace and New Coverage Options

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has created an online resource page titled Ohio and the federally facilitated marketplace to serve as a central repository for tools and resources about the new health insurance exchange. Among the resources included on the page are:


ChildSight® Video (1999 - 2009)


Learn about how this program has been serving Cleveland's children.