Paths that other countries have taken to design their health care systems have gained increased attention as the nation continues to focus on health reform. According to a new report released today, however, reformers should look closer to home for important lessons learned on what strategies work and don’t work for reforming our nation’s health care system. Drafted by researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded (RWJF) State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) project, the report reveals key lessons from efforts in Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, New York and New Mexico.
SHARE supports the evaluation of state health reforms to help inform future health reform efforts. SHARE grantees are in the process of releasing preliminary findings from their evaluations. The brief being released today provides a synthesis of lessons learned including: