Collaboration Key to Improving Regional Health System Performance

Collaboration Key to Improving Regional Health System Performance

April 17, 2014 - Case studies of three U.S. regions that ranked relatively high on the Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, 2012, despite greater poverty compared with peers, revealed several common themes. Read ›

Medicaid Managed Care's Role in Health Delivery System Innovation

Medicaid Managed Care's Role in Health Delivery System Innovation

April 14, 2014 - This report examines health care providers' perspectives on the role of managed care in improving health services for low-income adults in four communities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Oakland, California; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, D.C. Read ›

32 Million Americans Were Underinsured Prior to<br>the Affordable Care Act

32 Million Americans Were Underinsured Prior to
the Affordable Care Act

March 21, 2014 - Thirty-two million people under age 65 were underinsured in the U.S. in 2012, meaning they had health coverage but it provided inadequate protection against high health care costs relative to their income. This report finds that the rate of underinsured ranged from a low of 8 percent in New Hampshire to highs of 17 percent in Idaho and Utah. Read ›

State Action to Establish Small-Business Marketplaces

State Action to Establish Small-Business Marketplaces

March 14, 2014 - This brief examines state decisions to enhance the value of the small-business marketplaces for small employers and finds that most have set predictable participation and eligibility requirements and will offer a competitive choice of insurers and plans. Read ›

Stories of Finding Health Insurance in the Affordable Care Act's Marketplaces

Stories of Finding Health Insurance in the Affordable Care Act's Marketplaces

March 4, 2014 - A new, photo-rich Commonwealth Fund feature, 'Now I Can Sleep at Night': Stories of Finding Health Coverage in the Affordable Care Act's Marketplaces, shares the stories of Americans who have found peace of mind and stronger financial security through the new insurance marketplaces. Read ›

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Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Visit our Health Reform Resource Center to explore the provisions and regulations of the Affordable Care Act. Read ›

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Stabilizing U.S. Health Spending While Moving Toward a High Performance Health Care System

The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System recommends a set of synergistic provider payment reforms, consumer incentives, and systemwide reforms to confront costs while improving health system performance. This approach could slow spending by a cumulative $2 trillion by 2023. Read ›

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April 16, 2014

Reflecting on Health Reform: Good News! High Performance in Action ›

Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., highlights some good news in his latest Reflection on Health Reform blog post: health care–acquired infections are declining in the nation's hospitals. Read ›

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Washington Health Policy Week in Review ›

A budgeteer gets tapped to call the shots at HHS; rate announcement reveals more evidence of Medicare spending slowdown; and more.
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