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Health Reform & You: How the Affordable Care Act Expands Health Insurance Coverage

January 9, 2013 - In this video, Sara Collins, vice president for Affordable Health Insurance at The Commonwealth Fund, explains how the Affordable Care Act will deliver near-universal health coverage to Americans through a series of coverage expansions and reforms. Play »

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Health Reform and You: Paying for Care That Leads to Healthier Patients

December 5, 2012 - In this video, the third in a series about health reform, Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis discusses how changing the way we pay for and deliver health care will improve the U.S. health system. Play »

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New Zealand Health Reform: A Strategy for a High Performing and Sustainable Health Care System

November 29, 2012 - The Honorable Tony Ryall, Minister of Health, New Zealand, delivers the keynote address, "New Zealand Health Reform: A Strategy for a High Performing and Sustainable Health Care System," at the 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Symposium on Health Care Policy. Play »

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International Health System Performance: Fifteen Years of Progress and the Challenges Ahead

November 29, 2012 - Karen Davis, President of The Commonwealth Fund, delivers the John M. Eisenberg, M.D., International Lecture, "International Health System Performance: Fifteen Years of Progress and the Challenges Ahead," at the 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Symposium on Health Care Policy. Play »

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Health Reform & You: Improving Care for Vulnerable Populations

October 24, 2012 - In this video, Pamela Riley, M.D., senior program officer for The Commonwealth Fund's vulnerable populations program, outlines the need to improve care for vulnerable groups—which include low-income people, people without insurance, and people in racial and ethnic minority groups—and how the Affordable Care Act will help. Play »

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Preventing Unnecessary Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents

October 18, 2012 - A promising new program has reduced the number of hospitalizations among nursing home residents, sparing them unnecessary risk and saving significant amounts of money. Learn more about The Commonwealth Fund–supported INTERACT program, which helps nursing home staff identify problems early. Play »

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Envisioning the Future: The 2012 Candidates' Health Care Proposals

October 15, 2012 - This Oct. 4 Commonwealth Fund briefing in Washington, D.C., focused on the findings of a recent report analyzing President Obama and Governor Romney's health care plans. Speakers included Sara Collins, Vice President, Affordable Health Insurance Program, The Commonwealth Fund; Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies; and Dean Rosen, Partner, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis moderated. Play »

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Ruth Thorlby on Her Harkness Fellowship Experience

October 4, 2012 - Ruth Thorlby of the Nuffield Trust discusses her path to becoming a Harkness Fellow and how her fellowship experience in United States enriched her career. Play »

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Karen Davis on the Future of Medicare

October 2, 2012 - Karen Davis talks about what the presidential election means for the future of Medicare on "Richard Heffner's Open Mind" on PBS. Play »

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Karen Davis on Health Care in the 2012 Election

October 2, 2012 - Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis talks about what the presidential election means for the future of U.S. health care on "Richard Heffner's Open Mind" on PBS. Play »

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Don Berwick: Reflections on the Affordable Care Act

September 21, 2012 - Donald Berwick, M.D., former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, discusses the first two years of Affordable Care Act. He outlines the ways the U.S. is beginning to integrate hospital and out-patient care while lowering costs. Play »

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A Patient-Centered National Health Service in the U.K.

September 21, 2012 - Tim Kelsey of the National Health Service (NHS) Commissioning Board discusses his new role as National Director for Patients and Information, and outlines how the new customer-service vision for the NHS can be achieved. Play »

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Driving Quality in the U.K.'s National Health Service

September 21, 2012 - Lord Ara Darzi, KBE, M.D., former Parliamentary under secretary of state in England, looks at the role of government and clinicians in improving quality in the National Health Service at a local and national level. Play »

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The Role of Health Care Providers in Health Reform

September 21, 2012 - Thomas Lee, president of Partners Healthcare System and chief executive officer of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., outlines what the changes in U.S. health care mean for hospitals and health professionals. Play »

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Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Health Care

September 21, 2012 - Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, discusses developments in evidence-based decision making in the United States. Play »

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