December 5, 2013
- The 20 states choosing not to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act are forgoing billions of dollars in federal funds, while residents in their states are contributing to the cost of the expansions in other states, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study.
November 27, 2013
- Many parts of the U.S., such as Texas, have severe shortages of primary care physicians. Thirty-five counties in that state have more than 3,500 residents per primary care physician.
November 22, 2013
- This brief examines the sources of high costs in the United States, the obstacles to getting them under control, and the promising public and private efforts under way to uncover the secret to high-value health care.
November 13, 2013
- Our new international survey finds that adults in the United States are far more likely than those in 10 other high-income industrialized nations to go without health care because of the cost, encounter difficulties paying medical bills, and deal with time-consuming health insurance paperwork or disputes, including claims that were unexpectedly not paid.
November 4, 2013
- This Commonwealth Fund survey found that more than half of U.S. adults who are potentially eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but who have not yet signed up for a plan, say they will likely try to enroll or to find out about financial help by the end of March 2014, the close of the open enrollment period.
Use our timeline and interactive tool to explore the provisions and regulations of the Affordable Care Act. New: Medicaid expansion regulations.
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.
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December 4, 2013
A full, fair reckoning of the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will take years, says Commonwealth Fund president David Blumenthal, M.D., in his latest "Reflecting on Health Reform" blog post. Yet "the rush to reckoning seems irresistible," he says. Read ›
Administration delays online health insurance enrollment for small businesses; health law advocates hope for silver lining in subsidy data; and more.
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