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Elizabeth J. Fowler to Join the Commonwealth Fund as Executive Vice President for Programs; Will Succeed Donald Moulds
In a new To the Point post, the Commonwealth Fund’s Shanoor Seervai and Roosa Tikkanen explain that American women already struggle to afford the care they need, especially compared to women in other high-income countries, and have worse health outcomes as well. A key difference in these other countries is universal access to free or affordable contraceptives.
What is the current status of ACA innovation waivers for each state?
States Are Taking New Steps to Protect Consumers from Balance Billing, But Federal Action Is Necessary to Fill Gaps
A total of 27 states have enacted at least some consumer protections against surprise medical bills, a problem that's been gaining increasing attention. Some states go much further than others in protecting patients from surprise medical bills, such as banning balance billing, extending protections to in-network hospitals settings, and adopting dispute resolution
The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the millions of Americans who depend on it, and, frankly, the American health care system, every part of which is touched by the ACA, were on the line in a federal courthouse in New Orleans on Wednesday.
While other countries may ration because of national budget constraints and supply-side factors, the United States’ lack of access to comprehensive insurance and affordable care represent a de facto form of rationing that leads people to delay getting care or going without it entirely.
We are losing ground on diabetes in the United States, and we need to know why.