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Apr 04, 2024

The Commonwealth Fund Launches National Task Force on Future Role of Employers in U.S. Health System

With half of U.S. population getting health insurance through an employer, Task Force aims to build blueprint for how employers can strengthen coverage and access to timely, affordable health care

NEW YORK, April 4, 2024 — The Commonwealth Fund announced today the creation of a national task force to examine the changes needed to improve employees’ access to timely, affordable health care coverage. Half the U.S. population — 157 million people — rely on employer-sponsored health insurance. The Commonwealth Fund National Task Force on the Future Role of Employers in the U.S. Health System aims to build consensus on market incentives and regulatory changes needed to enhance health coverage in the workplace, ensure access to affordable health care, and improve population health and care delivery.

The nonpartisan task force is chaired by Peter Lee, J.D., senior scholar at Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, and Sherry Glied, Ph.D., dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Members include a diverse group of former health industry stakeholders, experts in employer coverage, and health care thought leaders from a broad range of institutions, such as the Urban Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, Harvard University, UCLA, and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The task force is staffed by the Commonwealth Fund’s Sara Collins, Ph.D., and Lovisa Gustafsson, M.B.A.

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Apr 04, 2024


Bethanne Fox, Vice President, Outreach and Strategy, The Commonwealth Fund, Preeti Singh

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