Commonwealth Fund


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Commonwealth Fund,

foundation established (1918) by Anna M. Harkness, wife of Stephen V. Harkness, an early Standard Oil investor, "for the welfare of mankind." Its headquarters are in New York City. In 1998 its assets were estimated at over $536 million, and it dispensed nearly $23 million. Contributing in its first 20 years to the early development of child guidance clinics and the strengthening of rural hospitals and health departments, in later years it has emphasized health care services, especially for minorities, and the advancement of the well-being of elderly people and children. It also has an international program in health care policy.
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Starting next year, users will begin to receive email alerts announcing when new data are available from IPRO, instead of from The Commonwealth Fund.
The Commonwealth Fund survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from July 22 to Dec.
Commonwealth Fund researchers examined differences in how women fare in the United States compared to women in 10 other countries--Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.
The Commonwealth Fund study is based on flawed methodology and disregards recent changes to the program that have generated additional savings for Medicare beneficiaries and the federal government.
Sara Collins, assistant vice president at the Commonwealth Fund and co-author of the report, said, "Adults with health problems or with lower incomes bear the largest financial burdens associated with consumer-driven plans.
Data Source: Commonwealth Fund Survey of Young Adults, 2009.
Weil, JD, MPP, executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy and a member of the Commonwealth Fund commission, poor access means worse quality for everyone, not just the uninsured.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to improve health care coverage and quality, especially among at-risk populations.
Employers are willing to step up to the plate and share responsibility for paying for health insurance coverage for workers," said Sara Collins, an assistant vice president at the Commonwealth Fund and coauthor of the study, along with Jon Gabel and Jeremy Pickreign of HSC.
The differences we see among the states translate to real lives and real dollars," Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund, said at a press conference.
DESPITE health care expenditures that are the highest in the world, the United States lags behind other countries in virtually every measure of health care and is not getting good value for its investment, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund in New York City.

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