Many Americans believe our health insurance system needs reform. Others prefer to let each state chart its own course. Researchers from consider how variations in political values, attitudes toward government, and experiences with the health care system shape people’s preferences with regard to health system change.
The Commonwealth Fund
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For many decades, the United States has failed people of color. Poor maternal health outcomes, troubling racial disparities, and the rising costs of maternity care present a call for action. To aid in this effort, the Health Care Transformation Task Force is launching new resources.
Telehealth use has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, with the technology spreading far and fast. Doctors and patients alike must be wondering if this is the beginning of a whole new kind of doctor–patient relationship, one that might totally transform our health care system.
COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are climbing again, and data show that Black and Latinx Americans are contracting and dying at higher rates than white Americans
The coronavirus pandemic has substantially disrupted the outpatient practices where millions of Americans get their health care.
The Commonwealth Fund has been collaborating with researchers at Harvard University and Phreesia, a health care technology company, to document the dramatic changes to ambulatory care practices wrought by COVID-19. The first snapshot revealed a staggering 58 percent drop in outpatient visits in late March. Since then, there’s been a rebound in visits as medical offices reopened and patients began to return.