The Commonwealth Fund Connection

The Commonwealth Fund Connection is a roundup of recent Fund publications, charts, multimedia, and other timely content. 

  • July 10, 2009 Issue

A Standard for Health Insurance Coverage

Defining a standard for health insurance coverage is central to comprehensive health reform that includes a requirement for individuals to obtain coverage. In a new issue brief, Commonwealth Fund researchers compare existing state benefit mandates with the services and providers covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program's Blue Cross and Blue Shield standard benefit package—a level of comprehensive coverage generally available in employer-sponsored health plans.