Affordable, quality health care. For everyone.

To The Point

New Series of Health Reform Videos Launches

Today we're launching the first video in a new series designed to increase understanding of some of the most important changes happening in the U.S. health care system. As the reforms in the Affordable Care Act start to roll out, each video will feature a Commonwealth Fund expert explaining a facet of health reform, and how it will impact Americans.

In our first video, Melinda Abrams, vice president for the Fund’s Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program, explains how primary care doctors' visits are changing. Abrams outlines the problems many people have getting care today, such as trouble making appointments after regular office hours, and shows how medical homes—a way of delivering primary care that is supported by the Affordable Care Act—are improving access to high-quality care while lowering costs.

Upcoming videos in the series will explore improving care for vulnerable populations, U.S. health spending, coverage expansion, and more.

To watch this video on an iPad or iPhone, please visit our Multimedia Center.

Publication Details

Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Citation: New Series of Health Reform Videos Launches, The Commonwealth Fund Blog, September 2012.


Melinda K. Abrams
Senior Vice President, Delivery System Reform and International Innovations, The Commonwealth Fund