In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
September 17, 2012 | Feature/Topic
Browse research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.
December 2, 2010 | Commentary
The United States has extremely costly health care relative to countries with national health insurance because of the role of special interests in the American political system and because of a lack of emphasis on redistribution of resources.
July 8, 2010 | Commentary
Americans are "way ahead of their elected officials" and they want action now, says RWJF Senior Vice President James S. Marks in a commentary on The Huffington Post.
July 5, 2009 | Commentary, Story
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey discusses the signing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in a column in The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.
July 2, 2008 | Commentary
This paper explores the concept of accountable care systems (ACS), which may help improve the quality and care provided by physicians and hospitals in the United States. The authors offer several suggestions for implementing these organizational structures.
February 1, 2007 | Commentary
This is a commentary in response to the Issue Brief: Deficit Reduction Act Citizenship Requirements through the Eyes of Covering Kids & Families® (CKF) grantees
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 19, 2008 | Commentary
This paper suggests that major health reform must address poor quality amid rampant expense, with greater reliance on technology assessment and cost effectiveness.
November 25, 2007 | Commentary
This paper explores four key areas where changes in federal and state law that will be necessary to implement health care reform.
December 1, 2007 | Commentary
This paper shows that a substantial change in the U.S. approach to health care funding is central to any sustainable, comprehensive reform that focuses on improved quality.