February 2008 - Karen Davis outlines long-term strategies for Medicare reform, including addressing payment variability, strengthening primary care, and targeting waste.
January 2008 - A look at how two Americans might experience a high-performance health system at work.
December 2007 - Health care reform was arguably more important to Americans in 2007 than ever before. In a new column, Karen Davis identifies this year's top health policy stories.
November 2007 - A growing number of health care stakeholders, including policymakers and insurance industry officials, are recommending that we look across the Atlantic to countries that cover all of their citizens.
October 2007 - Any discussion of payment reform in health care raises a fundamental question: What do we want out of our health system? What most of us want is a health system that offers the best possible outcomes at an affordable price.
September 2007 - Health care is the top domestic issue in the 2008 presidential campaign, with rising costs and the growing ranks of the uninsured putting pressure on candidates to offer concrete plans for health system reform.
August 2007 - The House and Senate SCHIP bills go a long way to solving the uninsured problem among children. But the bills also make clear that national leadership needs to do far more to address the fundamental problems of health system performance.
July 2007 - A recent Fund survey found that, when minorities have insurance coverage and a medical home, racial and ethnic differences in terms of access to and quality of care are reduced or even eliminated.
June 2007 - Rather than create new policies from scratch, states can learn from other states' policies and programs--many of which improve access and quality without raising health system costs.
May 2007 - As the largest collective purchasers of health insurance, employers can and should drive the fundamental health system reform our country needs—and that Americans want.
April 2007 - Many of the insurance coverage proposals now under consideration are built upon the same foundation: the concept of "shared responsibility."
March 2007 - As states around the country propose health coverage plans, the Administration and Congress must pursue their pledge to support these programs with meaningful bipartisan action.
February 2007 - While it is encouraging that President Bush made health care a theme of this year's State of the Union address, his proposal to offer tax deductions to those who buy insurance would do little to cover the nation's nearly 47 million uninsured.
January 2007 - While most evidence indicates that the U.S. health system cannot yet be considered "the best in the world," innovations in the U.S. and abroad offer many useful and inspiring roadmaps for change.
December 2006 - While Americans may not be familiar with the term "medical home," they know when they don't have one--that is, a primary care practice that provides them with accessible, continuous, and coordinated care.