Health Sector Resources
The Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Economy: A Five Year Perspective details the impact of the ACA on the U.S. economy.
President Obama hosted the sixth White House Conference on Aging, joining older Americans and their families, caregivers, and advocates at the White House and virtually through hundreds of watch parties across the country. This final report is the result of that convening, and a year-long dialog with Americans on aging.
A large portion of U.S. health care spending goes to the care of high-need patients. These individuals—people with clinically complex conditions, cognitive or physical limitations, or behavioral health problems—use a disproportionate amount of health care services and therefore represent an outsized percentage of costs.
This Visualizing Health Policy infographic, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, charts recent trends in employer-sponsored health insurance premiums.
Though not yet six years old, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has accumulated a record of remarkable accomplishments. Despite uncompromising political opposition; widespread public misunderstanding; serious underfunding; numerous lawsuits, three of which have so far made it to the Supreme Court; and major technological failures at launch, the ACA has largely succeeded in its principal task—enrolling tens of millions of people in health insurance coverage.
The 2015 edition of the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance finds extensive variation among states in people’s ability to access care when they need it, the quality of care they receive, and their likelihood of living a long and healthy life.
This new online guide helps family caregivers evaluate technologies created for them. The guide presents questions family caregivers should consider when deciding whether to buy an electronic product or service to assist with the care of their family member.
This guide, prepared for the United Hospital Fund by consultants from the Center for Health Care Strategies, is intended to help providers and other stakeholders become familiar with the roadmap and the coming changes it maps out.
One-quarter of privately insured working-age adults have high health care cost burdens relative to their incomes in 2015, according to the Commonwealth Fund Health Care Affordability Index
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found more than one in ten New York City residents lack health insurance.