Ensuring equity: a post-reform framework to achieve high performance health care for vulnerable populations
Schor, Edward L.
Collins, Sara R.
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System, 
Healthcare Disparities -- statistics & numerical data
Healthcare Disparities -- trends
Quality of Health Care -- statistics & numerical data
Quality of Health Care -- trends
Cost Sharing -- statistics & numerical data
Cost Sharing -- trends
Delivery of Health Care -- economics
Delivery of Health Care -- statistics & numerical data
Delivery of Health Care -- trends
Health Care Reform
Health Services Accessibility -- statistics & numerical data
Health Services Accessibility -- trends
Hospitalization -- statistics & numerical data
Income -- statistics & numerical data
Income -- trends
Medicaid -- statistics & numerical data
Medically Uninsured -- statistics & numerical data
Medicare -- statistics & numerical data
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Public Health Practice
Equity is a core goal of a high performance health system. However, there is a growing health care divide in the United States, where vulnerable populations--those lacking health insurance, low-income families, and racial and ethnic minorities--are at higher risk for poor health and poor health outcomes than the rest of society. The Affordable Care Act will expand insurance coverage and bolster the parts of the health system that serve vulnerable Americans, yet much work remains. This report from The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System examines the problems facing vulnerable populations and offers a framework for moving forward. It features three overarching strategies to close the health care divide: 1) ensure that health coverage provides adequate access and financial protection; 2) strengthen the care delivery systems serving vulnerable populations; and 3) coordinate care delivery with other community resources, including public health services.
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101572128 (See catalog record)