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N. Kaye and M. Takach, Building Medical Homes in State Medicaid and CHIP Programs, The National Academy of State Health Policy and The Commonwealth Fund, June 2009.

K. Davis, C, Schoen, and S. Guterman, Fork In the Road: Alternative Paths to a High Performance U.S. Health System, The Commonwealth Fund, June 2009.

K. Davis, K. Stremikis, C. Schoen, S. R. Collins, M. M. Doty, S. D. Rustgi, and J. L. Nicholson, Front and Center: Ensuring that Health Reform Puts People First, The Commonwealth Fund, June 2009.

D. McCarthy, K. Mueller, Organizing for Higher Performance: Case Studies of Organized Delivery Systems, The Commonwealth Fund, July 2009.

R. Nuzum, S. Mika, C. Schoen, and K. Davis, Finding Resources for Health Reform and Bending the Health Care Cost Curve, The Commonwealth Fund, June 2009.

A. M. Lischko, S. S. Bachman, and A. Vangeli, The Massachusetts Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector: Structure and Functions, The Commonwealth Fund, May 2009.

S. D. Rustgi, M. M. Doty, and S. R. Collins, Women at Risk: Why Many Women Are Forgoing Needed Health Care, The Commonwealth Fund, May 2009.

S. H. Scholle, S. L. Sampsel, N. E. P. Davis, and E. L. Schor, Quality of Child Health Care: Expanding the Scope and Flexibility of Measurement Approaches, The Commonwealth Fund, May 2009. 

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W. Zelman and A. Melamed, Politics and Policy in State Health Reform, State Coverage Initiatives, June 2009.

W. Zelman, Swimming Upstream: The Hard Politics of Health Reform in California, State Coverage Initiatives, June 2009.

J. L. Hudson, Families with Mixed Eligibility for Public Coverage: Navigating Medicaid, CHIP, and Uninsurance, Health Affairs Web Exclusive, June 23, 2009, 28(4):w697–w709.

T. M. Selden, G. M. Kenney, M. S. Pantell et al., Cost Sharing in Medicaid and CHIP: How Does It Affect Out-Of-Pocket Spending? Health Affairs Web Exclusive, June 2, 2009, 28(4):w607–w619.

G. Kenney and S. Dorn, Health Care Reform for Children with Public Coverage: How Can Policymakers Maximize Gains and Prevent Harm? The Urban Institute, June 2009.

C. Burke and K. Fox, State Financing for Health Coverage Initiatives: Observations and Options, The Rockefeller Institute Health Policy Research Center, June 2009.

S. K. Long and P. B. Masi, Access and Affordability: An Update on Health Reform in Massachusetts, Fall 2008, Health Affairs Web Exclusive, May 28, 2009, w578–w587.

K. Pollitz, E. Bangit, J. Libster et al., Coverage When It Counts: What Does Insurance in Massachusetts Cover and How Can Consumers Know? Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2009.

Reaching America’s Health Potential: A State-by-State Look at Adult Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America, May 2009.

B. Garrett, J. Holahan, A. Cook et al. The Coverage and Cost Impacts of Expanding Medicaid, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, May 2009.

B. Fernandez, State Health Reform Strategies, Congressional Research Service, April 14, 2009.

I. Hill, S. Hogan, L. Palmer et al., Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment for Pregnant Women: What Is the State of the Art? The Urban Institute and the National Academy for State Health Policy, March 2009.

Multimedia and Interactive Resources

New State by State Reports Highlight Urgent Need for Health Reform, June 2009.

J. Babin, Diagnosis for Mass. Health Care: Pricey, Marketplace, American Public Radio, May 28, 2009.


Commonwealth Fund to Release Updated State Health Performance Scores

The Commonwealth Fund's 2007 State Scorecard on Health System Performance uncovered wide variation across states in numerous indicators related to access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, equity, and healthy lives. State Scorecard findings suggest that, if middle- and low-performing states were to implement strategies and policies to help bring them to the levels of the highest-performing states, significant cost savings and improved health outcomes could be achieved. The second edition of the State Scorecard, expected in October 2009, will include several new indicators related to public health, illustrating that some states have indeed achieved improvements in such indicators since 2007.

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