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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The rates rose by over 450 percent from 2005 to 2017, according to the Commonwealth Fund report.
The Commonwealth Fund report warned that repealing the ACA's individual mandate--a measure successfully included in the tax legislation signed by President Donald Trump in December--could reverse many of the insurance gains so far, as smaller risk pools would likely hike the cost of coverage.
Founded in 2007, CommonWealth Fund Services is a fund administrator servicing more than USD 8bn in assets among more than 100 domestic and offshore investment funds.
As the Commonwealth Fund analysis authors note, "The past four years have seen rapid growth in the number of ACOs, as various groups rush to promote or adapt to this new, risk-based payment model.
The Commonwealth Fund asked exchange plan users and enrollees in employer-sponsored health plans a question that applied mainly to the people in each group who have had health problems: "Have you or a family member ever received care at a hospital that you thought was covered by your insurance, but you received a bill from a doctor who was not covered by your plan?"
The New York City-based Commonwealth Fund studies health systems domestically and around the world.
The New York-based Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation dedicated to expanding coverage and improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of the health care system.
As a Senior Tamil citizen of Sri-Lanka which is a member of the Commonwealth, may I take the liberty to strongly urge you to re-consider your Government's decision to suspend your country's contribution to the Commonwealth fund .I am neither challenging nor finding fault with your decision, which is your right but only trying to respectfully point out to you that this decision will certainly directly or indirectly have adverse effect on the very same people with whom you sympathize with and those who had undergone untold hardships during the war that lasted more than quarter of a century.
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.K.--all of which have universal health insurance coverage.
"It is a common assumption that Americans get more health care services than people in other countries, but in fact we do not go to the doctor or the hospital as often," said study author David Squires, senior research associate at The Commonwealth Fund.
As the authors of a recent report for the Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System note, Medicaid consists of "anywhere from 25 percent to well over 50 percent of the revenue of safety-net hospitals." With so many state budgets in crisis, Medicaid payments, which are already low, are being targeted for even more cuts.
During the last two years, 57 percent of Americans who lost a job that provided them health insurance -- nearly 9 million people -- could not afford to regain coverage, according to a new study published by the Commonwealth Fund, a longtime advocate of health care reform.

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