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Health Care: Medicaid and Faith-Based Organizations

Medicaid and Faith-Based Organizations

Funding Faith-Based Services in a Time of Fiscal Pressures

This report describes how underlying, long-term fiscal trends are affecting the availability of public funding for services delivered primarily by congregations and congregation-based social service organizations, and how it has changed since the first Charitable Choice Initiatives.
Courtney Burke, James Fossett, and Thomas Gais, October 2004.

Medicaid and Faith Organizations: Participation and Potential

Bush Administration proposals to allow participation by faith-based organizations in federally funded social service programs have touched off considerable controversy. To understand the role of faith-affiliated organizations in health care in general and Medicaid in particular, we examined the role of faith-based or affiliated programs and facilities in several aspects of the Medicaid program in ten states. We examined the role of faith in five areas: hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care, mental health, substance abuse, and Medicaid/CHIP outreach and marketing.
James W. Fossett and Courtney E. Burke, July 2004

State Fiscal Changes, Social Program Spending and Faith-Based Organizations

This presentation provides information on what has happened to funding streams for social programs used by faith-based organizations.
Thomas Gais, presented at the National Conference on Community Volunteering and National Service, June 6, 2004

State Fiscal Crises, Social Programs and Faith-Based Organizations

This presentation addresses the following questions: (1) What produced the state fiscal crisis and how does it vary across states? (2) What's happened to funding streams that faith-based organizations use and programs that they tend to operate? (3) What are the prospects for the near future?
Thomas Gais and James W. Fossett, presented at the Roundtable on Religion & Social Welfare Policy Annual Conference, November 2003