In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
June 11, 2012 | Commentary/Story
UnitedHealth, Humana and Aetna are determined to not be held hostage by the political and judicial process and for their leadership in ensuring Americans have access to the health care they need.
June 1, 2010 | Commentary
Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has become law, the question is whether the country is ready to implement its provisions, especially regarding quality. Commentary from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey.
December 1, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary argues that a multidisciplinary approach is an essential ingredient for achieving community change and vitality. Because active living is not a central issue of any one discipline, public health must influence other disciplines to integrate active living within the context of their respective missions.
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.
October 1, 2009 | Commentary
Physician groups and societies often have clear, well-known views on health refor, therefore, the views of physicians in general are not always understood. This article describes a national survey of physicians' views regarding health reform, showing a majority of physicians (62.9%) supported public and private plans.
October 1, 2009 | Commentary
This foreword to a special issue on public health systems research discusses the history and evolution of the field. The author describes the function of the AcademyHealth Interest Group of Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) and provides a definition of public health systems research.
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.
July 2, 2008 | Commentary
This paper explores the concept of accountable care systems (ACS), which may help improve the quality and care provided by physicians and hospitals in the United States. The authors offer several suggestions for implementing these organizational structures.
August 19, 2008 | Commentary
This paper suggests that major health reform must address poor quality amid rampant expense, with greater reliance on technology assessment and cost effectiveness.
February 1, 2007 | Commentary
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