Majority Who Tried the Exchanges Didn’t Find It Easy or Affordable

By: Friday September 19, 2014 8:36 am

The Affordable Care Act was sold as giving regular people an easy way to get affordable insurance. That is not exactly how it has worked out for people using the program, according to a new report for the Commonwealth Fund. It found that that 62 percent of people who tried to get insurance through the [...]

Report Finds There Are 9.5 Million Fewer Uninsured Adults

By: Thursday July 10, 2014 7:28 am

The Affordable Care Act was designed to increase the number of people who have health insurance and that is happening. Now that many of the major provisions have been implemented for several months, a new Commonwealth Fund report looks at the impact. The major finding is that the percentage of people age 19-64 who say [...]

America Ranks No. 1 for Over-Priced, Inefficient Health Care

By: Monday June 16, 2014 11:10 am

There is one way America is clearly exceptional:  we have a healthcare system that is dramatically more expensive than the rest of the industrialized world, but it doesn’t manage to make us any healthier. Once again America wins the dubious distinction of having the least efficient health system. From the Commonwealth Foundation: Aspects of the [...]

US Health Care Still Radically More Expensive Yet Not More Effective

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 9:11 am

Health care costs in the United States continue to radically exceed those in any other industrialized nation, yet we don’t get better health care outcomes as a result; this, a basic finding of a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. The report found that in 2009 the United States spent nearly $8,000 per capita. That [...]

Paper Sheds New Light on Affordable (Unless You Are Actually Sick and Need) Care Act

By: Friday May 6, 2011 5:30 am

Jonathan Gruber, the economist paid by the White House to consult on the health care reform law, has put out a paper for the Commonwealth Fund that reaches the conclusion that the law is pretty good. What is interesting is that even this supporter and part architect of the law is forced to admit that [...]

Health Care Premiums Could Reach $23,342 by 2020

By: Friday December 3, 2010 5:45 am

The cost crisis in our health care system simply can’t be overstated. The rapid growth in cost is the driving force behind our projected long-term public debt and the growth in private health insurance premiums threaten to cripple private industry. The Commonwealth Fund is out with a new study showing just how quickly the situation [...]

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