For more information, see the 2nd Annual EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Consumerism in Health Care Survey, 2006: Early Experience With High-Deductible and Consumer-Driven Health Plans.
For more information, see a summary of the Health Affairs Web Exclusive, On the Front Lines of Care: Primary Care Doctors' Office Systems, Experiences, and Views in Seven Countries.
For more information, see a summary of the Health Affairs Web Exclusive, Toward Higher-Performance Health Systems: Adults' Health Care Experiences in Seven Countries, 2007.
For more information, see a summary of the Health Affairs Web Exclusive In Chronic Condition: Experiences of Patients with Complex Health Care Needs, in Eight Countries, 2008.
For more information, see the Fund report, The 2008 Presidential Candidates' Health Reform Proposals: Choices For America.
For more information, see A Survey of Primary Care Physicians in 11 Countries, 2009: Perspectives on Care, Costs, and Experiences.
January 27, 2012 - An international survey of adults living with health problems and complex care needs found that patients in the United States are much more likely than those in 10 other high-income countries to forgo needed care because of costs and to struggle with medical debt. In all the countries surveyed, patients who have a medical home reported better coordination of care, fewer medical errors, and greater satisfaction with care than those without one.
For more information, see our summary of the Health Affairs article, New 2011 Survey of Patients with Complex Care Needs in Eleven Countries Finds That Care Is Often Poorly Coordinated.
November 13, 2013 - A 2013 survey conducted in 11 countries finds that U.S. adults are significantly more likely than their counterparts to forgo health care because of the cost, to have difficulty paying for care even when they have insurance, and to deal with time-consuming insurance issues. For more information see: Access, Affordability, and Insurance Complexity Are Often Worse in the United States Compared to 10 Other Countries.
May 17, 2012 - A new analysis of the Commonwealth Fund 2010 Biennial Health Insurance Survey demonstrates that when low-income adults have both health insurance and a medical home, they are less likely to report cost-related access problems, more likely to be up-to-date with preventive screenings, and report greater satisfaction with the quality of their care.
For more information, see the issue brief, "Achieving Better Quality of Care for Low-Income Populations: The Roles of Health Insurance and the Medical Home in Reducing Health Inequities."
September 12, 2011 - For more information, see the full report: Affordable Care Act Reforms Could Reduce the Number of Underinsured U.S. Adults by 70 Percent
For more information, see the Fund report, Aiming Higher: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance.
For more information, see the Fund report, Aiming Higher: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 2009.
November 4, 2013 - Conducted October 9–27, 2013, the Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey interviewed a nationally representative sample of adults who are potentially eligible for the health reform law’s new insurance coverage options, whether private plans or expanded Medicaid. For more information see Americans' Experiences in the Health Insurance Marketplaces: Results from the First Month
For more information, see the Fund report, An Analysis of Leading Congressional Health Care Bills, 2005-2007: Part I Insurance Coverage.
For more information, see the Fund report, An Analysis of Leading Congressional Health Care Bills, 2005-2007: Part II, Quality and Efficiency.