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What questions will help us measure the Affordable Care Act's success over the next year?
Improving the way Medicare pays for care could strengthen primary care, promote innovation and care coordination, and save $1.3 trillion systemwide.
The U.S. is not one country, but two―divided geographically by differences in access to high-quality health care. While certain regions of the U.S. have health outcomes that among the best in the world, other regions resemble those found in developing countries.
More than two-thirds of U.S. primary care physicians are now using electronic medical records, up from less than half in 2009.
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States that don't participate in the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion will lose out on billions of dollars in federal funds.
Many parts of the U.S., such as Texas, have severe shortages of primary care physicians.
Maternal outcomes—including c-section rates and vaginal births following c-sections—vary widely across the nation.
A Commonwealth Fund survey of adults in 11 countries found 37 percent of U.S. adults skipped care, 23 percent had medical bill problems, and 41 percent spent $1,000 or more out-of-pocket on care in the last year.
What do we know about Americans' early experiences with the health insurance marketplaces?
Seventeen states have passed laws restricting navigators and others trained to help consumers learn about and enroll in the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces.