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Achieving a High Performance Health System

February 1, 2004 - President's Message from 2003 Annual Report

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Medicaid Managed Care in New York: A Work in Progress

December 1, 2003 - New York State has been trying to make a transition from Medicaid fee-for-service to Medicaid managed care, which policymakers believe has the potential to control costs and improve care. A new report from the United Hospital Fund finds that, so far, managed care has not lived up to these promises, mainly because of frequent "churning" among the ranks of the insured.

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From Place to Place: Learning Innovations in Healthy Policy and Practice

February 2, 2003 - President's Message from 2002 Annual Report

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The Value-Added Foundation: Grantees' Views on the Fund's Performance

February 1, 2003 - Foundations can be seen as adding value in four ways: (1) selecting the best grantees; (2) signaling the worth of particular projects and grantees to other funders; (3) improving and enhancing the work of grantees; and (4) advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the foundation's fields.

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Escape Fire: Lessons for the Future of Health Care

November 1, 2002 - In this 2002 book, Don Berwick, M.D., the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, outlines the problems with the health care system--medical errors, confusing and inconsistent information, and a lack of personal attention and continuity in care--and then sketches an ambitious program for reform.

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Work in America: New Challenges for Health Care

April 4, 2002 - In this essay from the Fund's 2001 Annual Report, Fund president Karen Davis examines trends in the U.S. labor force over the past quarter century and how they affect health, health care, and health insurance coverage.

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Quality of Health Care for Asian Americans: A Fact Sheet

March 1, 2002 - This fact sheet, based on the Fund's 2001 Health Care Quality Survey, focuses on the survey findings related to the health, health care, and health insurance coverage of Asian Americans.

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Quality of Health Care for African Americans: A Fact Sheet

March 1, 2002 - This fact sheet, based on the Fund's 2001 Health Care Quality Survey, focuses on the survey findings related to the health, health care, and health insurance coverage of African Americans.

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Quality of Health Care for Hispanic Populations: A Fact Sheet

March 1, 2002 - This fact sheet, based on the Fund's 2001 Health Care Quality Survey, focuses on the survey findings related to the health, health care, and health insurance coverage of Hispanics.

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Assessing the Value of Small Grants Funds

February 1, 2002 - By enabling foundations to move quickly and flexibly to underwrite very targeted work, small gants can help to inform major program areas, finance key policy research, communicate program findings, promote discourse on health policy issues, and revisit issues addressed by earlier undertakings.

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The Fund's Performance as a Grantmaker, 1992–1999

February 1, 2001 - Since 1992, through a selective and labor intensive process, the Fund has commissioned independent reviews of 56 projects and 14 larger programs, or approximately one-fourth of the large projects it funds annually.

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The Quality of American Health Care: Can We Do Better?

January 1, 2001 - In this essay, the president's message from the Fund's 2000 Annual Report, Karen Davis looks at health care quality: how to define it, how to measure it, and how to improve it.

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A 2020 Vision for American Health Care

December 25, 2000 - The problem of nearly 43 million Americans without health insurance could be virtually eliminated in a single generation through a health plan based on universal, automatic coverage that allows choice of plan and provider. The proposal could be paid for, according to Fund President Davis and coauthors, by using the quarter of the federal budget surplus which results from savings in Medicare and Medicaid.

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Health Insurance Markets and Income Inequality: Health Insurance Findings from an International Health Policy Survey

March 1, 2000 - This analysis finds striking differences among countries in the relative equity of health care experiences.

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Health and Aging in the 21st Century

March 1, 2000 - President's Message from 1999 Annual Report

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