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 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 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 23, 2009 | Commentary
Effective ICU care has been shown to reduce hospital stays and mortality rates. Tele-ICU could extend intensivist care to hospitals that do not have it. This editorial describes a study involving six ICUs and proposes a conceptual framework for developing effective tele-ICU.
April 23, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary by James Marks, MD, MPH, originally appeared April 23, 2009, on The Huffington Post.
September 1, 2008 | Commentary
An intensified focus on drug safety often leads to demands for more data collection prior to drug approval. Increased post-marketing surveillance can also play an important role, but the optimal approach must be chosen for each case as it arises.
February 1, 2007 | Commentary
Will the Latest Payment Trend Improve Care?
June 27, 2007 | Commentary
In this article, the authors examine possible causes for growth, the widening disparities in health among different populations and the potential implications for public health expenditures for children and youth with chronic health conditions.
December 19, 2007 | Commentary, Story
In his annual review of RWJF-supported research, David C. Colby, RWJF vice president of research and evaluation, highlights 10 articles that had impact in the policy arena, helped shape RWJF's thinking and work, or stood out in other ways.
November 16, 2006 | Commentary
This article discusses the new move by Medicare to align its payments to hospitals more with the charges involved for services. The authors reveal the politics surrounding this issue and why implementation of this decision has been slow.
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.