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New survey of young adults: 7.8 million gained new or better...

An estimated 7.8 million of the 15 million young adults who were enrolled in a parent's health plan last year likely would not have...

U.S. hospital admission rates linked with high readmissions

High hospital readmission rates in different regions of the U.S. may have more to do with the overall high use of hospital services in those regions than with the severity of patients' particular conditions or problems in the quality of care during and...

New state scorecard on children’s health care finds wide geographic disparities

New York, NY, February 2, 2011 -- Two years after the reauthorization and expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a new Commonwealth Fund state-by-state scorecard evaluating how the health care system is working for children fin...

US adults most likely to forgo care due to cost, have...

New York, NY, November 18, 2010 -- A new 11-country survey from The Commonwealth Fund finds that adults in the United States are far more likely than those in 10 other industrialized nations to go without health care because of costs, have trouble p...

New report: How will the affordable care act affect 15 million...

New York, NY, October 8, 2010 -- Young adults continue to represent one of the largest groups of Americans without health insurance, with nearly 15 million people aged 19-29 uninsured in 2009 -- an increase of more than 1 million over 2008, accordin...

Americans’ life expectancy continues to fall behind other countries’

New York, NY, October 7, 2010 -- The United States continues to lag behind other nations when it comes to gains in life expectancy, and commonly cited causes for our poor performance -- obesity, smoking, traffic fatalities, and homicide -- are not...

16.6 million small business employees could benefit from ACA provisions starting...

New York, NY, September 2, 2010 -- 16.6 million small business employees work in firms that will be eligible for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The credits, designed to offset health insu...

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