In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
January 14, 2010 | Commentary
"Play-or-pay" presents employers with a choice: purchase health insurance policies for their workers or pay a penalty, in the form of a payroll tax. This practice perspective argues that "play-or-pay" rules will create an unfair distribution of health insurance subsidies.
December 17, 2009 | Commentary
The major reform proposals' intent to increase coverage may address some of the racial and ethnic disparities that continue to exist in the U.S. health care system. With so much focus on national health reform, this article reminds readers of both the challenges of and opportunities for equity in its implementation.
January 1, 2010 | Commentary
This commentary examines the role of nursing in shaping health reform. The authors briefly examine the traditional lack of nursing input into health policy and discuss the goals of the newly formed Nursing Alliance for Quality Reform.
February 26, 2009 | Commentary
This article by researchers at the Dartmouth Atlas examines the rapid growth in health care costs in the United States, and suggests the use of information from regions with low growth in costs to find solutions to the problem.