May 6, 2013 -
Combining Medicare's hospital, physician, and prescription drug coverage with commonly purchased private supplemental coverage into one health plan could produce national savings of $180 billion over a decade while improving care for beneficiaries, according to a new study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund published today in the May edition of Health Affairs.
April 26, 2013 -
Eighty-four million people―nearly half of all working-age U.S. adults―went without health insurance for a time last year or had out-of-pocket costs that were so high relative to their income they were considered underinsured, according to the Commonwealth Fund 2012 Biennial Health Insurance Survey.
April 8, 2013 -
Countries around the world have realized some success in achieving the “Triple Aim” of health care: better health and better health care at lower cost. A new series of Commonwealth Fund–supported articles in the April issue of Health Affairs describes the lessons these successes hold for the U.S. health care system.
March 22, 2013 -
Health insurance companies reported spending an average of less than 1 percent of the premiums they collected from policyholders in 2011 on activities directly supporting improvement of health care quality, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study.
March 13, 2013 -
Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia have selected the health insurance plan in their state that will serve as the "essential health benefit" package sold by all insurers participating in the new health insurance marketplace and the individual and small-group markets beginning January 2014, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study.
September 16, 2011 -
A New York Times editorial, In "Bad Grades on Long-Term Care," discusses the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard, a collaboration of The Commonwealth Fund, AARP, and The SCAN Foundation.
November 18, 2010 -
In "NHS Fares Best on Free Access to Healthcare," the Guardian features Commonwealth Fund research from the latest international survey, "How Insurance Design Affects Access to Care and Costs, by Income, in Eleven Countries."
October 22, 2010 -
In Proving Innovation in Medicare, David Leonhardt of the New York Times discusses a plan to improve Medicare reimbursements and quotes Fund President Karen Davis.
August 26, 2009 -
Over the last 30 years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which assesses the costs of health reform and other legislation as it moves through Congress and is widely respected for its competence and integrity, has underestimated the amount of savings and overestimated the costs that major changes in the health care system would bring, says Jon Gabel in an op-ed published in today's New York Times.
June 26, 2009 -
Karen Davis reports on President Obama's White House Town Hall, "Questions for the President: Prescription for America."