The most significant change he would like to make to the ACA is creating a Medicare-like program that would be a "public option" — a health insurance program administered by the federal government, just as Medicare is, but available to people of any age — that could compete against private insurance plans in the marketplace. This idea was part of the original ACA but did not make it into the final law.
STAT surveyed a host of prominent health policy experts — top health advisers to both Republican and Democratic presidents, lawmakers, executives, physicians, and top lobbyists — who forecast a new status quo that they say will upend what American health care looks like for decades.
The fact that most Americans get their insurance from their bosses has become such a given it seems strange to even question it. But really what’s strange is the system itself.
With 5,300 medical journals publishing many thousands of articles per year, “we’re just swimming in data,” Cosgrove said. But “we’ve got to put it into a useable form” for exchange. The health industry needs to bring all of that information together “in a central place, the cloud,” he said. And it needs companies to support interoperability.
A bipartisan consensus is focused on reducing the system’s chronic waste and inefficiency.
Even well-meaning physicians often make medical decisions based on financial factors. There’s a better way.
The CVS-Aetna merger might be the first step toward changing their role. Evidence and history suggest this could be the right move.
The Singapore model shows how liberal and conservative ideas can fuse.
Medicine has changed before, after all. When it did, government policy played a role. But much of the impetus came from inside the profession. Doctors helped change other doctors.
For the past decade or so, a loose group of reformers has been trying to do precisely this. They have been trying to figure out how to improve health care while also holding down the growth in costs.
Despite the advent of Obamacare, most estimates indicate that about 50 million Americans remain uninsured. So, why can't the United States insure all its citizens like the rest of the industralized world?
It’s not defunding ObamaCare or granting everyone the current ‘federal worker option’ or even socialized medicine. Just ask our neighbors, the Canadians.
It's no secret that health care costs are spiraling out of control in this country. On average, we now spend more per person on health care than both food and housing. Insurance premiums are multiplying much faster than inflation, which prevents economic growth and leaves businesses with less money to give raises or hire more workers.
Zubin Damania is a Stanford-trained physician working to develop a new model for primary care clinics. But if you cared to, you could also find him on YouTube, rapping as ZDoggMD.
Medicare for all would be a much better plan if it acknowledged that simple reality.
We need such a conversation — not just about how the market fails, but about how we can change the political realities that stand in the way of fixing it.
The question often arises, "What is health care reform and why do we need it?" The answer is almost always something like: The U.S. spends more than any other industrialized country on health care, but gets worse-quality health care. And, the U.S. is the only country that doesn't provide universal coverage to all of its citizens. Each of these claims is technically true, but also very misleading. When you look at the data, the picture gets far more nuanced. And the alleged advantages foreign countries have over the U.S. start to dissipate.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit group, the Alliance believes that all in the U.S. should have health coverage at a reasonable cost. But we do not lobby for any particular blueprint, nor do we take positions on legislation.
Our mission is to create strong public will for change by engaging the public in designing, shaping and promoting a template for a new health care system.
Focusing on understanding the complex healthcare systems in America and abroad, and wise ways to improve the health and well-being of all people.
HCFA seeks to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care and consumer education for everyone, especially the most vulnerable.
The mission of Healthcare-NOW is to support the growing movement for a national single payer, guaranteed, quality healthcare system for everybody in this country.
HealthWrights is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health, basic rights, social equality, and self-determination of disadvantaged persons and groups.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action.
We are a collective of health professionals working on the social, political and economic conditions which damage health and deepen health inequalities.
We believe electronic health records can help improve efficiency, lead to research breakthroughs, and lower the costs of healthcare, but only if informed consent is given first for all uses.
By working together, we can make Canada a world leader in giving Canadians access to innovative new medicines and vaccines to prevent and treat a wide range of diseases. The Rx&D International Report on Access to Medicines looked at the accessibility of medicines available in Canada and compared the finding to 24 other countries. The results showed Canada ranked 20th out of 25, next to countries like Turkey and Iceland.
PHM has its roots deep in the grassroots people's movement and owes its genesis to many health networks and activists who have been concerned by the growing inequities in health over the last 25 years.
A grassroots association of volunteers supporting Universal Single Payer Healthcare for California since 1994.
In 2003, Timely Medical Alternatives Inc. was formed to help Canadians, on long medical waiting lists, to take personal responsibility for their own medical care and Leave the queue. The need for private medical services is thriving in Canada. Timely Medical Alternatives can easily accommodate your needs for private medical services by providing you with options, referrals to hospitals, clinics and diagnostic imaging facilities.
Town Hall Ventures is dedicated to working side-by-side with visionary entrepreneurs who want to transform care delivery and health outcomes for the most underserved and higher need populations across the country. Community by community, town by town.
UHCAN's mission is to help build, strengthen and connect organizations and coalitions in states and nationally that can effectively engage the public, policymakers and key constituencies to achieve affordable, quality health care for all.
Doctors for America is a national movement of physicians and medical students working together to improve the health of the nation and to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care.
Faith-inspired health reform activities have marked the beginning of an exciting new year as more and more people of faith throughout the United States commit to making health care work for all of us.
To organize and UNITE registered nurses nationwide so that collectively we can achieve and protect the highest standards for patients and direct care RNs.
Since 1987, we've advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. We educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 46 million Americans who have none.
American Health Care Choices is a robust online destination for credible, substantive news and commentary about pro-consumer, pro-freedom health reform options.
This website is a project of the Galen Institute, a not-for-profit research organization devoted to advancing ideas and policies that create a vibrant, patient-centered health sector.
CHCF works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. We support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care.
The California OneCareNow Campaign is the
nation's first-ever statewide grassroots campaign for
Today as citizens of the world, we face a daunting array of social and environmental problems ranging from health care and education to global warming and economic inequality. Change.org aims to address this need by serving as the central platform informing and empowering movements for social change around the most important issues of our time.
After twenty-five years as a non-profit, bimonthly print journal and six years in online publishing, Health Affairs has entered the blogosphere as a new means of engaging readers in the health policy debate.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act...The Act will not be implemented all at once. Portions of the law have already taken effect. Other changes will be implemented through 2014 and beyond. To track our progress, return to this site regularly for the latest updates.
The IUHPE is half a century old, and continues to be the only global organisation entirely devoted to advancing public health through health promotion and health education.
Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of [oneself] and [one's] family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care.
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The latest news regarding healthcare reform.
The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our goal is clear: To help Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need.
Perspectives on Health Care Reform, Politics and More.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable.
Latest developments in health care reform.
Popular health care blog. Medicare, Medicaid, pharma, reform, and more. Insights and resources on hot issues. Kip Piper, editor.
The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income.