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Front and center: ensuring that health reform puts people first

Contributor(s):
Davis, Karen.
Stremikis, Kristof.
Schoen, Cathy.
Collins, Sara R.
Doty, Michelle M.
Rustgi, Sheila D.
Nicholson, Jennifer L.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
New York, NY : Commonwealth Fund, [2009]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform -- trends
Health Services Accessibility -- trends
Insurance Coverage -- trends
Insurance, Health -- trends
Patient-Centered Care
Risk Sharing, Financial
Adult
Aged
Disabled Persons
Economic Competition
Forecasting
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- economics
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- statistics & numerical data
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- trends
Health Care Costs -- trends
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Care Reform -- statistics & numerical data
Health Expenditures -- statistics & numerical data
Health Services Accessibility -- economics
Health Services Accessibility -- statistics & numerical data
Income
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance, Health -- economics
Insurance, Health -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance, Health -- trends
Medical Indigency -- statistics & numerical data
Medically Uninsured -- statistics & numerical data
Medicare
Middle Aged
Models, Theoretical
Private Sector
Public Sector
Young Adult
Female
Humans
Male
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
A comprehensive health care reform strategy proposed by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System could improve health and health care experiences for many people in the United States. This report focuses on those who would benefit from such health reforms, including the estimated 116 million working-age adults--two-thirds of all adults--who report that they are uninsured or underinsured, have medical bill or debt problems, or experience difficulties obtaining needed care. A national health insurance exchange with competing private plans and a new public plan has the potential to provide greater choices, better benefits, and more affordable premiums. If coupled with broad system reforms, the average family could save $2,314 a year by 2020, as the annual increase in health costs slowed from 6.7 percent to 5.5 percent. Cumulative national savings over the period 2010 to 2020 would be $3 trillion, compared with projected trends.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101529533 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Davis, Karen.
Stremikis, Kristof.
Schoen, Cathy.
Collins, Sara R.
Doty, Michelle M.
Rustgi, Sheila D.
Nicholson, Jennifer L.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
New York, NY : Commonwealth Fund, [2009]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform -- trends
Health Services Accessibility -- trends
Insurance Coverage -- trends
Insurance, Health -- trends
Patient-Centered Care
Risk Sharing, Financial
Adult
Aged
Disabled Persons
Economic Competition
Forecasting
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- economics
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- statistics & numerical data
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- trends
Health Care Costs -- trends
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Care Reform -- statistics & numerical data
Health Expenditures -- statistics & numerical data
Health Services Accessibility -- economics
Health Services Accessibility -- statistics & numerical data
Income
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance, Health -- economics
Insurance, Health -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance, Health -- trends
Medical Indigency -- statistics & numerical data
Medically Uninsured -- statistics & numerical data
Medicare
Middle Aged
Models, Theoretical
Private Sector
Public Sector
Young Adult
Female
Humans
Male
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
A comprehensive health care reform strategy proposed by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System could improve health and health care experiences for many people in the United States. This report focuses on those who would benefit from such health reforms, including the estimated 116 million working-age adults--two-thirds of all adults--who report that they are uninsured or underinsured, have medical bill or debt problems, or experience difficulties obtaining needed care. A national health insurance exchange with competing private plans and a new public plan has the potential to provide greater choices, better benefits, and more affordable premiums. If coupled with broad system reforms, the average family could save $2,314 a year by 2020, as the annual increase in health costs slowed from 6.7 percent to 5.5 percent. Cumulative national savings over the period 2010 to 2020 would be $3 trillion, compared with projected trends.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101529533 (See catalog record)