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.
March 4, 2014
- The financial burden borne by patients for treatment of diabetes has decreased. Patients' out-of-pocket spending on prescription medications dropped from $1,095 over the period 2001 to 2003 to $763 over 2007 to 2009, largely because of a shift from brand-name drugs to generics.
February 12, 2014
- The participation of young adults may not be as critical to the success of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces as is widely believed, according to this report based on the perspectives of prominent actuaries, insurers selling plans in the marketplaces, policy researchers, and federal officials.
February 6, 2014
- Results from a new Commonwealth Fund–supported study in Health Affairs led by Harvard Medical School's David C. Grabowski confirm that telemedicine can be a cost-effective alternative to a trip to the hospital.
January 29, 2014
- Check out our new interactive dashboard to learn more about changes over time in public awareness of the marketplaces and what Americans are experiencing as they shop for health plans.
Use our timeline and interactive tool to explore the provisions and regulations of the Affordable Care Act.
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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March 7, 2014
Many Americans whose insurance policies were canceled recently will now be able to keep their health plans for an additional two years. Commonwealth Fund Vice President Sara Collins says that while the extension carries some risks for the nation’s newly regulated insurance markets, its ultimate effects are likely to be small. Read ›
Health insurance requirements delayed two years by Obama administration; Medicaid expansion plans move forward in a few states; and more.
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