In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
February 10, 2010 | Commentary
Restructuring the U.S. health care delivery system to provide the kind of coordinated, patient-centered care that high-quality medical care organizations are now achieving will require new organizational arrangements, strong primary care and effective team performance.
January 19, 2010 | Commentary, Story
This column by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was published January 20, 2010, by Kaiser Health News.
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.
October 12, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary identifies methods to slow the increase in health care costs in the United States. The current proposed expansion of health insurance will cost the country an estimated trillion dollars over 10 years. To make this expansion possible, increases in the cost of health care must be curbed.
September 1, 2009 | Commentary
The Initiative on the Future of Nursing, aims to create a blueprint for action over to outline nursing's critical role in delivering the care at the front lines of a redesigned system. This editorial invites nurses to participate in the debate by sharing their innovative reform ideas with the initiative.
July 2, 2009 | Commentary
This article explores three reasons why bundling both medical liability reform and health care reform may prove valuable in health care reform development.
January 22, 2009 | Commentary
The U.S. already has in place a working system that policy-makers could enlarge to achieve universal health coverage: Medicaid. This perspective analysis proposes using Medicaid to cover the uninsured. The author argues Medicaid is a flexible program with bipartisan appeal.
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.
March 9, 2009 | Commentary
This article, written by Senior Program Officer Jane Isaacs Lowe, appeared as "Views from the Field" in the March 9, 2009 GIH Bulletin and focuses on where health starts.
March 25, 2009 | Issue Brief, Commentary
To help direct people to reform plans that may be most useful to their current work, we now categorize the plans developed under the Covering America Project.