• Medicare at 50 Years: The e-Book

    The Commonwealth Fund's Medicare at 50 Years series is now available in its entirety as a free e-book in two formats, including a download for your Kindle or other e-reader. Share this convenient new reference on Medicare's past, present, and future with colleagues.

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  • Quality-Spending Interactive

    Health care quality and spending are national concerns, but the delivery of care is local. The Quality-Spending Interactive helps reveal the "relative value" of care—the quality achieved per amount spent—for people 65 and older enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare and allows for comparisons among states and local areas.

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  • Serving Older Adults with Complex Care Needs: A New Benefit Option for Medicare

    To improve Medicare’s capacity to serve beneficiaries with complex medical needs, and to prevent unnecessary institutionalization, this issue brief, one in the Fund's Medicare at 50 Years series, proposes a complex care benefit option that would include home and community services, and describes how it might be structured to...

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Looking at Options to Reduce Medicaid "Churn"
In 2006, 7.6 million people left and reenrolled in Medicaid because their eligibility changed. This "churning" impedes people's ability to get the care they need and increases the program's administrative...

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Eric Schneider
Eric C. Schneider, M.D.
Eric Schneider, M.D., M.Sc., is senior vice president for policy and research at The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged...