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Health Care Affordability and Quality on The Commonwealth Fund Blog

In an Oct. 28 blog post on affordability, Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis looked at the differences in the provisions of the bills that affect premiums and out-of-pocket costs for individuals, families, and employers.

In a Nov. 5 blog post, Commonwealth Fund senior research advisor Douglas McCarthy, the lead author of Aiming Higher: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 2009, says the 2009 State Scorecard shows that in areas of health system performance where the nation has made a commitment to reporting and improving performance, we see dramatic improvements. McCarthy suggests ways to make such improvements the norm across all areas of health care.

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