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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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According to a new report released in December from the Commonwealth Fund, 47 states experienced a drop of five percentage points or more in their adult uninsured rates in the years following ACA implementation.
Next year, the Commonwealth Fund will celebrate its centennial and reflect on 100 years of working toward the goal of a high-performing, affordable, and equitable health system for all Americans.
It was fascinating to thoroughly read a new analysis from the Commonwealth Fund, which, as this publication reported recently, examined the results of a Commonwealth Fund-supported study published in the October issue of Health Affairs and authored by researchers from Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, Dartmouth College, and elsewhere, which looked at data from national surveys of 399 accountable care organizations (ACOs), examining differences between the 228 commercial ACOs studied, and the 171 non-commercial (Medicare or Medicaid) ACOs studied.
Analysts at the Commonwealth Fund say they have survey evidence confirming that typical Affordable Care Act exchange users care more about cost than about big provider networks.
The Commonwealth Fund survey fills out that picture by adding details about the affordability of care.
health care systemin is the most expensive in the world, but the nation under-performs relative to other countries on most dimensions of performance, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund.
It's true that healthier people who believe they don't need the additional benefits might choose to keep these skimpier plans, the Commonwealth Fund authors noted, but at most that should push premiums for ACA-compliant plans up by only about 1%.
It's true that healthier people who believe they don't need the additional benefits may choose to keep these skimpier plans, the Commonwealth Fund authors noted, but at most that should push premiums for ACA-compliant plans up by only about 1%.
Affordability is the major barrier to health insurance coverage for many young adults, according to a survey from the Commonwealth Fund.
Only 11 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws or issued regulations to implement the major insurance market reforms scheduled to take effect in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act, according to a survey by the Commonwealth Fund.
As the federal government weighs proposals to cut Medicare spending, researchers at the Commonwealth Fund, a private health-policy advocacy foundation, warn that shifting Medicare beneficiaries into private plans could put the elderly at greater risk for not getting needed health care and being less satisfied with their insurance.
Americans with complex health care needs are more likely to forgo care because of financial reasons than adults in other countries, according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund.