The Commonwealth Fund

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Name: The Commonwealth Fund
Date registered: May 24, 2015

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  1. New Survey of the Sickest Finds U.S. Health Care Exacerbating Struggles of Americans with Serious Illnesses; With Many Facing Financial Ruin — October 17, 2018
  2. Fragmented Care Is a Risk Factor for Chronically Ill Patients — October 15, 2018
  3. Improving Health and Health Care in Rural America — October 15, 2018
  4. Examining the Long-Term Needs of Younger Americans with Disabilities — October 15, 2018
  5. Price of Obamacare Insurance Plans Takes Surprise Drop — October 15, 2018

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Senate Democrats Fail to Block Trump’s Short-Term Health Plans

A long-shot bid to derail the Trump administration’s expansion of short-term health plans died in the Senate on Wednesday, even with Sen. Susan Collins providing the lone Republican vote for the resolution. The Senate vote ended in a 50-50 tie, falling…

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Forgo Medical Care

Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report due out Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the…

Trump Set to Force Drugmakers to Post Prices in Ads

The Trump administration will require drug companies to post their list prices in consumer ads under a proposal to be announced next week — a prominent part of its drug price agenda, according to four individuals with knowledge of the plan.  But expert…

Trump Officials Plan Maintenance Downtime for During Obamacare Sign-ups

The Trump administration is planning hours-long downtimes for maintenance on during the coming Obamacare sign-up period. The administration drew criticism for a similar move last year from advocates who said the downtime would hinder eff…


“The Trump administration has expanded junk insurance plans. These plans are cheap for a reason. They do not have to provide essential health benefits like hospitalization, prescription drugs, and maternity care.” — Senator Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wis.)

Vulnerable Republicans Throw ‘Hail Mary’ on Preexisting Conditions

Dozens of vulnerable House Republicans have recently signed on to bills or resolutions in support of preexisting conditions protections, part of an eleventh-hour attempt to demonstrate their affinity for one of Obamacare’s most popular provisions. Thir…

What Is Your State Doing to Affect Access to Adequate Health Insurance?


Trump Signs New Laws Aimed at Drug Costs and Battles Democrats on Medicare

President Trump signed bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would free pharmacists to tell consumers when they could actually save money by paying the full cash price for prescription drugs rather than using health insurance with large copayments, …

Democratic Candidates Focus on Health Care as Midterms Near

While Democratic enthusiasm this year has largely been fueled by anger toward President Donald Trump, candidates have targeted their messaging to focus more on health care. It’s the subject of the greatest share of political ads on television now, acco…

Listen to The Dose: A Menu of Medical Prices

In the second episode of The Dose, host Shanoor Seervai talks with Natacha Lemaire of the French Ministry of Health. Natacha spent a year in the U.S. learning to navigate the health care system for herself and her family.

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