August 14, 2008 - One of the biggest health care challenges facing Congress is avoiding cutting Medicare's physician fees while controlling costs for the program. In an op-ed published today in the Boston Globe, Commonwealth Fund board member Robert Pozen and Commonwealth Fund senior vice president Cathy Schoen suggest a practical way to save Medicare billions of dollars--by preventing avoidable hospital readmissions.
June 26, 2009 - Karen Davis reports on President Obama's White House Town Hall, "Questions for the President: Prescription for America."
January 30, 2009 - A Fund issue brief, The Building Blocks of Health Reform, referenced in a New York Times Op-Ed column by Paul Krugman on January 30, outlines how to ensure near-universal health coverage and help lower overall health spending, all with minimal disruptions to Americans who are satisfied with their current coverage.
June 24, 2008 - A June 24 New York Times editorial, Our Pen and Paper Doctors cited a 2006 Commonwealth Fund survey that found nearly all doctors in the Netherlands and the vast majority in Australia, New Zealand and Britain were using electronic medical records. By comparison, only 28 percent of U.S. doctors and 23 percent of Canadian doctors said they used electronic medical records (EMRs).
October 22, 2010 - In Proving Innovation in Medicare, David Leonhardt of the New York Times discusses a plan to improve Medicare reimbursements and quotes Fund President Karen Davis.
November 18, 2010 - In "NHS Fares Best on Free Access to Healthcare," the Guardian features Commonwealth Fund research from the latest international survey, "How Insurance Design Affects Access to Care and Costs, by Income, in Eleven Countries."
August 26, 2009 - Over the last 30 years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which assesses the costs of health reform and other legislation as it moves through Congress and is widely respected for its competence and integrity, has underestimated the amount of savings and overestimated the costs that major changes in the health care system would bring, says Jon Gabel in an op-ed published in today's New York Times.
September 16, 2011 - A New York Times editorial, In "Bad Grades on Long-Term Care," discusses the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard, a collaboration of The Commonwealth Fund, AARP, and The SCAN Foundation.
June 12, 2008 - A June 12, 2008 New York Times editorial focused on a Commonwealth Fund study published in Health Affairs that found an estimated 25 million adults in the United States are underinsured. Also see a NewsHour analysis on the study, featuring an interview with lead author Cathy Schoen.
April 8, 2008 - In March, Karen Davis spoke at the Association for Health Care Journalists annual conference, Health Journalism 2008. She joined three others in a roundtable on health reform in the 2008 election. A video of the session is available on the Kaiser Health Cast Web site.