March 18, 2008 - Enrollment in consumer-driven and high-deductible plans still makes up a very small segment of the overall insurance market, according to the third EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Consumerism in Health Care Survey.
January 28, 2008 - The 13th Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey found that most leaders in health care and health policy favor plans that build on the nation's current mixed system of public and private group insurance.
November 19, 2007 - The 12th Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey found that increased transparency in the quality and price of health care is important, according to a diverse group of experts.
November 1, 2007 - U.S. adults are more likely than adults in six other countries to go without health care because of the cost—and more likely to say that the health care system needs to be rebuilt completely, according to the 2007 International Health Policy Survey in Seven Countries.
July 30, 2007 - According to participants in the most recent Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey, the current health system is not achieving and is not designed to foster high quality. Responses indicate strong support for greater government leadership; creation of a new public–private entity to coordinate quality improvement efforts and set a national quality agenda; changes in the way providers are paid; greater integration of providers; and reforms to promote medical homes.
June 27, 2007 - Providing minority patients a "medical home"--a health care setting in which they have a regular provider, enhanced access to physicians after-hours, and timely, well-organized care--has the potential to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in access to high-quality care, according to the findings of this Commonwealth Fund-supported survey.
April 23, 2007 - The State Children's Health Insurance Program has been successful in increasing access to health care for low-income children and in reducing the rate of uninsured, low-income children, acccording to the latest Commonwealth Fund/"Modern Healthcare" Health Care Opinion Leaders survey.
January 8, 2007 - Expanding coverage for the uninsured should be the top health care priority for the new Congress over the next five years, say the majority of respondents to the latest Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Health Care Opinion Leaders survey. Other top priorities are moderating rising health care costs, reforming Medicare to ensure long-term solvency, and increasing the use of information technology.
December 7, 2006 - Consumer-driven health plans are not catching on, according to the second consumerism survey released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and The Commonwealth Fund.
November 2, 2006 - U.S. primary care doctors are less likely than those in several other countries to be able to offer patients access to care outside regular office hours or to have systems that alert doctors to potentially harmful drug interactions, according to the Commonwealth Fund 2006 International Health Policy Survey.
August 17, 2006 - Three-quarters of all U.S. adults think that the health care system needs fundamental change or complete rebuilding. This Fund survey of U.S. adults found strong support for efforts to improve care coordination and access to information, as well as expanded use of information technology.
July 14, 2006 - Despite the controversy surrounding the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, two-thirds of respondents to the latest Commonwealth Fund Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey agree that enactment of Part D was on balance good for beneficiaries. The experts, however, also support basic changes to the law.
April 26, 2006 - While America's uninsured crisis disproportionately affects lower-income working families, a new Fund survey finds moderate-income Americans are increasingly going without health coverage as well.
March 24, 2006 - Expanding coverage of the uninsured should be Congress' top health policy priority, says a majority of respondents to the Fund's latest Health Care Opinion Leaders survey. Leaders also say that a good way to expand coverage is to let individuals and small businesses buy into the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program or a similar option.
December 29, 2005 - Financing the nation's long-term care needs should be a responsibility shared equally by government and individuals, agrees a majority of respondents to the Fund's latest Health Care Opinion Leaders survey. A wide majority of respondents to the online survey also favors adding a long-term care benefit to Medicare, financed by a premium.