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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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After severe job market disruption and massive federal pandemic relief effort, what is the state of health care coverage and affordability in the United States?        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara R. Collins, Gabriella N. Aboulafia, Munira Z. Gunja Source Type: research

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The primary care system has been able to absorb increases in utilization generated by the ACA without jeopardizing care quality or intensity.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Benjamin Zhu, Sherry A. Glied Source Type: research

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Some people are willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine if it’s easy; others may just need encouragement. Primary care providers may be key to reaching both groups.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sarah Klein, Martha Hostetter Source Type: research

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A study from Yale University and the Commonwealth Fund shows that the U.S. vaccination campaign has significantly curbed COVID-19’s death toll.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Galvani, Seyed M. Moghadas, Eric C. Schneider Source Type: research

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This issue of Transforming Care profiles efforts by employers and states to recognize and reward direct care workers for their vital role.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein Source Type: research

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Three proposed alternatives to expanding Medicaid in nonexpansion states involve expanding eligibility for marketplace premium tax credits.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: John Holahan, Matthew Buettgens, Jessica S. Banthin, Michael Simpson Source Type: research

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Four experts discuss expanding access to mental health treatment for people with mild or moderate symptoms and what we can learn from international care models.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sarah Klein, Martha Hostetter Source Type: research

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During the pandemic, 22 states changed telemedicine policies. Long-term data on how they affect access, cost, and care quality may help shape future policies.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: JoAnn Volk, Dania Palanker, Madeline O ’Brien, Christina L. Goe Source Type: research

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On The Dose podcast, Sandro Galea, M.D., of Boston University talks about what it takes to vaccinate the world and how to protect ourselves from future pandemics.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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Medicare has no mechanism to limit price increases; a proposed penalty would require drugmakers to pay a rebate when a drug’s price rises faster than CPI-U.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristi Martin Source Type: research

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African American Research Collaborative and Commonwealth Fund released findings from a nationwide poll of more than 12,000 Americans on COVID-19 vaccine uptake.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Arnav Shah, Eric C. Schneider, Laurie Zephyrin Source Type: research

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This report argues that automatic health insurance enrollment could help achieve near-universal coverage, especially if paired with a public plan option.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Linda J. Blumberg, John Holahan, Jason Levitis Source Type: research

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This brief looks at coverage and access inequities for Black and Latinx/Hispanic adults, focusing on the effects of Medicaid expansion on equity at the state level.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jesse C. Baumgartner, Sara R. Collins, David C. Radley Source Type: research

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On this episode of The Dose podcast, Brendan Saloner and Jesse Baumgartner discuss the increase in drug overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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Chartbook details inequities among white, Black, and Latinx/Hispanic communities across coverage and access to health care, receipt of services, and health status.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jesse C. Baumgartner, Gabriella N. Aboulafia, Yaphet Getachew, David C. Radley, Sara R. Collins, Laurie Zephyrin Source Type: research

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External reference pricing is a way of controlling prescription drug costs in the U.S., but savings may erode over time due to pushback from the drug industry.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel A. Ollendorf, Patricia G. Synnott, Peter J. Neumann Source Type: research

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia, Sabrina Corlette Source Type: research

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Some COVID-19-related actions in Medicare could prove to be beneficial after the end of the public health emergency and could become permanent Medicare policies.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennifer Podulka, Jonathan Blum Source Type: research

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On The Dose podcast, Anita Ravi, M.D., and Keisha Walcott talk about designing health systems for women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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Expanding Medicaid to low-income adults in 14 states under the American Rescue Plan would yield economic benefits in addition to gains in health care access.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Leighton Ku, Erin Brantley Source Type: research

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A JAMA Internal Medicine study looked at hospital claims data in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, estimating changes in episode savings.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Andrew D. Wilcock, Michael L. Barnett, J. Michael McWilliams, David C. Grabowski, Ateev Mehrotra Source Type: research

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Recommendations offer a framework for the Biden administration to adopt policies consistent with its goal of increasing access to coverage.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Katie Keith Source Type: research

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On the latest Dose podcast, Carrie Byington, M.D., of UC Health explains what happens to migrants who need health care after they come to the U.S.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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Policymakers have proposed redesigning Medicare Part D to protect beneficiaries from high out-of-pocket costs and reduce overall program spending.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristi Martin Source Type: research

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The 117th Congress has introduced and reintroduced a number of bills aimed at drug pricing reform.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josh LaRosa, Erin Slifer Source Type: research

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Policymakers have proposed redesigning Medicare Part D to protect beneficiaries from high out-of-pocket costs and reduce overall program spending.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristi Martin Source Type: research

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Medicare drug price negotiation would allow the program to directly negotiate prices with drugmakers, either all Medicare-covered drugs or just the costliest ones.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristi Martin Source Type: research

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Overall Medicare spending increases for inpatient care are being driven more by rising volumes of highly reimbursed services than by growth in payments per se.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melinda B. Buntin, Christine Lai, Liliana Podczerwinski, Sabrina Poon, Christopher Wallis Source Type: research

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On the latest episode of The Dose podcast, Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, makes the case that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed inequities in health care too difficult to ignore. She believes women will emerge “smarter and stronger” from this crisis.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - April 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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Nearly all (96%) of Medicare Advantage and Part D plans contract with agents (brokers), who are not required to represent all available plans.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Riaz Ali, Aimee Cicchiello, Morgan Hanger, Lesley Hellow, Ken Williams, Gretchen Jacobson Source Type: research

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Madeline O ’Brien, Sabrina Corlette Source Type: research

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On The Dose podcast, Vivian Shaw and Susanna Park of AAPI COVID-19 Project discuss deep roots anti-Asian bias, how pandemic is affecting lives of Asians in U.S.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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This issue of Transforming Care looks at health care organizations that engage patients in meaningful ways, including efforts to improve quality and safety.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein Source Type: research

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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If you’re an optimist, then every piece of good news about vaccine approvals and shots in arms has put the end of the pandemic in sight. If you’re a pessimist, then all the new variants with names sounding like computer-generated passwords signal the apocalypse. Will hope win, or will dread? On the latest episode of The Dose podcast, Eric Schneider, M.D., talks about the high-stakes race between the quick-spreading variants of COVID-19 and the effective vaccines that more Americans receive each day. Schneider brings us up to speed on the state of the pandemic and the challenges ahead. Drawing on his expertis...
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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Continuing waivers that expand telemedicine services may improve access to care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristen E. Riley, Thomas C. Tsai, Jos é F. Figueroa, Ashish K. Jha Source Type: research

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A year into the pandemic, pediatric practice leaders discuss the sustained reduction in office visits among younger patients, particularly those under 5.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sarah Klein, Martha Hostetter Source Type: research

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Costa Rica’s well-trained, highly skilled workforce provides an important lesson for the U.S. on how to professionalize and integrate community health workers.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amelia VanderZanden, Madeline Pesec, Melinda K. Abrams, Asaf Bitton, Anna Kennedy, Hannah Ratcliffe, Laurie Zephyrin, Dan Schwarz Source Type: research

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - March 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia, Sabrina Corlette Source Type: research

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On The Dose, guest Mary Wakefield takes us from rural hospitals to clinics in underserved areas, all through the eyes of nurses as they treat COVID-19 patients.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia, Sabrina Corlette Source Type: research

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A wide range of approaches could improve maternal health outcomes, especially for those most at risk: women of color and low-income women.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laurie Zephyrin, Shanoor Seervai, Corinne Lewis, Jodie G. Katon Source Type: research

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This chartpack uses OECD data to compare health care systems in 11 countries on topics including spending, hospitals, physicians, prevention, and quality.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roosa Tikkanen, Katharine Fields Source Type: research

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Other countries’ approaches to mental health services offer the U.S. lessons on prioritizing mental health, making care convenient, and scaling approaches.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein Source Type: research

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On this episode of The Dose, we talk with Fatimah Loren Dreier about how trained violence interruption specialists can help people navigate conflict.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai Source Type: research

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research