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 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.
December 22, 2009 | Commentary
An address by James S. Marks, RWJF senior vice president and director of the Health Group.
December 1, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary examines the benefits and challenges of community-based participatory research. The authors provide suggestions to help universities strengthen partnerships with communities and organizations.
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.
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.
August 15, 2009 | Commentary
Three separate letters to the editor of The Lancet criticized a meta-analysis study examining the benefits of intensive glucose control on cardiovascular outcomes and stroke published in the journal. A fourth letter was supportive of the study. The authors respond to the criticisms and explain their choices of studies to be included.
March 25, 2009 | Issue Brief/Commentary
Covering America: A Timely Reprise
March 1, 2009 | Commentary
The potential of health information technology (IT) to transform health care delivery has spurred health IT adoption and will likely contribute to increased investments in coming years.
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.