A Long Way in a Short Time: States' Progress on Health Care Coverage and Access, 2013
By 2015, the percentage of uninsured working-age adults had declined everywhere in the U.S. following the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act's health coverage provisions in 2014, a new Commonwealth Fund analysis finds.
The problem is not the care. It’s the insurance company structure.
Health care debate: What's so essential about 'essential benefits'?
House GOP leaders are now talking about dropping "essential health benefits" from their health care bill. What are these benefits, anyway?
Why cyber thieves love health care--and what you can do about it
Health care organizations have access to sensitive data regarding not only patients’ finances, but on their health as well. Unfortunately, while health care data breaches are more personal in nature, they’re also more common than most people think.
Health care should be a team sport
When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. Now, Dishman puts his experience and his expertise as a medical tech specialist together to suggest a bold idea for reinventing health care -- by putting the patient at the center of a treatment team.
10 tips for saving money on health care
How to cut costs on medical visits, prescriptions, insurance and more.
How 3-D Printing Is Changing Health Care
Recent advances have made 3-D printing more useful for planning surgery and creating drugs.
Convergence of health care trends
The convergence of powerful trends is transforming the traditional US health care market creating opportunities for innovation in four major areas.
What to Do: Policy Recommendations for Health Care, Improving Health and Health Care
Despite, and in a sense because of, the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, US health care is still badly in need of reform and revitalization. Instead of more federal regulation and subsidies, what US health care needs is adoption of market principles, starting with broad empowerment of the patient-consumer.
Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.
The real reasons people suffer poverty don't reflect well on the United States.
Dental Health Care: What Does it Mean to You?
What does dental health care mean to you? Some view it as a way of maintaining good oral health, but others only consider it during emergencies.
What Minecraft can teach the health care system
Minecraft, the wildly popular virtual reality game, could teach the American health care system huge lessons about teamwork and data sharing.
Infographic: Top Four Employer Health Care Trends
Employers are focusing on four primary areas to frame their health care strategies, according to a recent Towers Watson survey.
"New Rules" to Guide Health Care Redesign
To understand how the transformation of the health care system is playing out under the Affordable Care Act, Commonwealth Fund researchers have been observing the Leadership Alliance, which brings together leaders from 40 health systems to learn from one another and chart a new course.
How our health care system makes ER doctors addiction enablers
Emergency room doctors feel like addiction enablers because the health care system is limited by tight budgets, politics and scarce resources.
How the health care system falls short for transgender patients
Annual screenings like mammograms, a sore throat check, even dental care can be difficult and humiliating for transgender patients
How 4 community paramedicine programs are positively impacting health care
Community paramedics can determine appropriate levels of care and reduce the burden on 911 with effective mobile integrated health care programs
Meet the Seattle 10: Innovative startups transforming everything from virtual reality to health care
Seattle startups are shaking up all sorts of industries, from gaming to health care to consumer Internet. And all of those industries, and more, are on display in this year’s class of the Seattle 10…
Rep. Fred Upton: How to Breathe New Life Into America's Health-Care System
Advances in health care should keep pace with innovation
Rx: 5 ways digital signage makes health care more efficient
On a daily basis, health care facilities get overrun with hundreds or sometimes even thousands of people. Digital signage allows health care facilities to communicate important information in real-time, streamlining their day-to-day activities to keep everything running smoothly.
Karen DeSalvo on how data will transform health care
Growing up, Karen DeSalvo never planned to have one of the nation’s most important health care jobs. Now she has two of them. As National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, she’s the Whit