In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
December 2, 2010 | Commentary
The United States has extremely costly health care relative to countries with national health insurance because of the role of special interests in the American political system and because of a lack of emphasis on redistribution of resources.
May 12, 2010 | Commentary
Economist Victor Fuchs, Ph.D., outlines what distinguishes health care from other goods and services and why we should be concerned about rising health care expenditures.
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 2, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary addresses the differences between cost shifting and cost cutting and identifies the reasons why health care in the United States is more expensive per capita than the health care of any other nation.
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.
October 1, 2011 | Commentary
Making judgments about how much a person could pay for health insurance is difficult?even for an expert panel member.
September 1, 2010 | Commentary
Providing financial incentives to hospitals to improve quality is increasingly common, yet little is known about its effect on hospitals that provide care for poorer patients. In this study, researchers looked at how financial incentives affected those hospitals serving larger, poorer populations.
March 25, 2009 | Issue Brief, Commentary
Covering America: A Timely Reprise
June 28, 2012 | Commentary, Story
Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey comments on the landmark decision.
May 28, 2012 | Commentary
This study examines the cost of care for acute appendicitis in different health care facilities in California. The researchers note that despite comparing similar services using a relatively strict definition of uncomplicated appendicitis, California hospitals charge inconsistently.