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International Business Times
Stephen Hawking attacks Conservatives for 'underfunding and privatising' the NHS is seeing 1,800 more A&E patients within the four-hour standard every single da
International Business Times / Posted 6 hours ago
is seeing 1,800 more A&E patients within the four-hour standard every single day. Despite being busy, the NHS has been ranked as the best, safest and most affordable healthcare system out of 11 wealthy nations, as analysed by the Commonwealth F... Read more
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New America Media
Super-Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Made Possible by Brain Scansas possible. Lisa Esposito, RN, MA, wrote this story for US News & World Repor
New America Media / Posted 2 days ago
as possible. Lisa Esposito, RN, MA, wrote this story for US News & World Report, where she is a Patient Advice reporter, with support of a journalism fellowship from New America Media, the Gerontological Society of America and the Commonwealth F... Read more
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The Columbian
Rankings list best, worst states to grow old in(it’s tied with Oregon for quality). The ranking, which drew on data from the
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
(it’s tied with Oregon for quality). The ranking, which drew on data from the U.S. Census, the insurer Genworth, AARP, the Commonwealth Fund, and Gallup-Healthways, among others, also factored in 150,000 consumer reviews from Caring.com’s database... Read more
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FOX Business
20-plus Healthcare Stats That Will Blow You Awayover the course of their retirement -- and that doesn't include any long-term c
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
over the course of their retirement -- and that doesn't include any long-term care expenses. 11th: According to the Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. ranked last in a study of 11 developed nations when it comes to the performance of our healthcare... Read more
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FOX Business
20-plus Healthcare Stats That Will Blow You Awayover the course of their retirement -- and that doesn't include any long-term c
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
over the course of their retirement -- and that doesn't include any long-term care expenses. 11th: According to the Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. ranked last in a study of 11 developed nations when it comes to the performance of our healthcare... Read more
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Salon.com
What’s next for Obamacare? An urgent prognosisin high-deductible plans, more of us are skipping visits to the doctor and not
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
in high-deductible plans, more of us are skipping visits to the doctor and not getting our prescriptions filled. The Commonwealth Fund, which keeps track of changes in the number of underinsured Americans, says 31 million of us were... Read more
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The Hill
To my fellow progressives: Single payer is good, but unnecessary$9,000, about a third more than Switzerland, the second highest spending nation
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
$9,000, about a third more than Switzerland, the second highest spending nation. For that expenditure, according to the Commonwealth Fund, “The U.S. ranks last overall with poor scores on all three indicators of healthy lives — mortality... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Texas women lagging behind in health coverage and access by big marginstimes higher than the rate of uninsured women in New York and almost 1 1/2 time
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
times higher than the rate of uninsured women in New York and almost 1 1/2 times higher than those in California, the new Commonwealth Fund's 2016 Biennial Health Insurance Survey found. Some of the difference can be explained by those states... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC health care, among worst in nation, is feeling poorlyconsidered mortality, hospital visits and what percentage of people are immuniz
The News & Observer / Posted 10 days ago
considered mortality, hospital visits and what percentage of people are immunized. It was only a few months ago that The Commonwealth Fund found North Carolina ranked 35th in the health of its residents. Not good. That study also found that... Read more
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Rutland Herald
What's next for progressives? |wealthy country has it. How do they do it? Actually, lots of different ways. L
Rutland Herald / Posted 11 days ago
wealthy country has it. How do they do it? Actually, lots of different ways. Look at the latest report by the nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund, comparing health care performance among advanced nations. America is at the bottom; the top three... Read more
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Daily Mail
If I had cancer like Ronnie, I wouldn't have chemo eitherlies and statistics . . .’ A statistic that will give many readers pause for t
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
lies and statistics . . .’ A statistic that will give many readers pause for thought comes from a recent report by the Commonwealth Fund think tank, which declares the NHS is the best, safest and most affordable healthcare system out of a group... Read more
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KECI Missoula
When high deductibles cause even insured patients to postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
KECI Missoula / Posted 13 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
When high deductibles cause even insured patients to postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 13 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
When high deductibles cause even insured patients to postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 13 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
When high deductibles cause even insured patients to postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 13 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
When high deductibles cause even insured patients to postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 13 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
When high deductibles cause even insured patients to postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 13 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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News 8000
When high deductibles cause even insured patients to postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
News 8000 / Posted 13 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
When high deductibles cause even insured patients to postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 13 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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The Morning Call
Richard Master: A businessman makes the case for a single-payer health care systemdoctors $83,000 a year to interact with multiple health plans vs. $22,000 for d
The Morning Call / Posted 17 days ago
doctors $83,000 a year to interact with multiple health plans vs. $22,000 for doctors in Canada, according to a 2011 Commonwealth Fund study. And it costs hospitals nearly double in administrative costs vs. other countries, according to a... Read more
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Al.com
Blue Cross requests 15 percent increase for Obamacare plans in 2018the payments is pending, and Trump could choose to drop the administration's de
Al.com / Posted 17 days ago
the payments is pending, and Trump could choose to drop the administration's defense of the program. According to the Commonwealth Fund, the move would force insurers to raise rates by up to 27 percent on silver-level plans. The company's... Read more
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Market Watch
Why the U.S. health system ranks worst among wealthy countriesaffordability, equity and health care outcomes (it ranked next to last for admi
Market Watch / Posted 18 days ago
affordability, equity and health care outcomes (it ranked next to last for administrative efficiency). A report from The Commonwealth Fund shows that reducing the income gap between high and low earners plays a significant role in providing high... Read more
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Market Watch
What Trump could do to make Obamacare ‘implode’Without them, health insurers might stop offering plans, causing consumers to l
Market Watch / Posted 21 days ago
Without them, health insurers might stop offering plans, causing consumers to lose health insurance, according to The Commonwealth Fund, a health-care foundation. That “could immediately destabilize the exchanges, perhaps fatally,” said... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
When high deductibles hurt: Even insured patients postpone careor diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off
News-Medical-Net / Posted 22 days ago
or diagnostic test. And 44% of adults with high out-of-pocket expenses put off medical care, according to a nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund study. Another recent study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University... Read more
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Salon.com
The US health economy is big, but is it better? - Salon.comeconomy as a whole, given that the health outcomes of the nation are not as goo
Salon.com / Posted 22 days ago
economy as a whole, given that the health outcomes of the nation are not as good as in other countries. According to the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that studies health care, the U.S. needs to improve in a variety of ways, including... Read more
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The Alliance Review
U.S. healthcare ranked lower than in most developed nationsSweden, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and France the U.S. ranks dead last. This
The Alliance Review / Posted 22 days ago
Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and France the U.S. ranks dead last. This is the sixth time since 2004 that The Commonwealth Fund, which supports Thinking About Health columns, has done such a survey. "Each time we have managed to be... Read more
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International Business Times
How Charlie Gard became a mascot for regressive causes the world and, by extension, the NHS, recently judged to be the best health ser
International Business Times / Posted 23 days ago
the world and, by extension, the NHS, recently judged to be the best health service in the developed world by Washington's Commonwealth Fund thinktank. (The US, which spends more than any other nation on healthcare, came bottom). American... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Thursday’s Lead Letter: Obamacare leaves many people feeling conflictedto pattern reform after what we know works in Europe and other developed nation
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 23 days ago
to pattern reform after what we know works in Europe and other developed nations, as analyzed in a report by the respected Commonwealth Fund. It is obvious from quality, coverage and cost standpoints that the best solution is to expand Medicare,... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Health Check / As GOP struggles to repeal and replace, resistance in Connecticut continuesadministration at all.” Based on the House’s American Health Care Act and Sena
Darien News-Review / Posted 25 days ago
administration at all.” Based on the House’s American Health Care Act and Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, The Commonwealth Fund found Connecticut could lose billions in Medicaid cuts from 2020-2026 and that the house bill would trigger... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Health Check / As GOP struggles to repeal and replace, resistance in Connecticut continuesadministration at all.” Based on the House’s American Health Care Act and Sena
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 25 days ago
administration at all.” Based on the House’s American Health Care Act and Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, The Commonwealth Fund found Connecticut could lose billions in Medicaid cuts from 2020-2026 and that the house bill would trigger... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Health Check / As GOP struggles to repeal and replace, resistance in Connecticut continuesadministration at all.” Based on the House’s American Health Care Act and Sena
The New Canaan News / Posted 25 days ago
administration at all.” Based on the House’s American Health Care Act and Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, The Commonwealth Fund found Connecticut could lose billions in Medicaid cuts from 2020-2026 and that the house bill would trigger... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Does Britain Have The World's Best Health System? Only If You Ignore Outcomessystem. How is it possible, then, that the NHS should have ranked so highly in
Zero Hedge / Posted 27 days ago
system. How is it possible, then, that the NHS should have ranked so highly in this recent study by the influential Commonwealth Fund health think tank, despite all these major problems? The answer is in the study’s careful selection of the... Read more
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The Dalles Chronicle
Rural hospitals are strugglinghe said. Rural hospitals in states that chose to expand Medicaid would be the
The Dalles Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
he said. Rural hospitals in states that chose to expand Medicaid would be the most vulnerable. An analysis by The Commonwealth Fund, a health care advocacy group, showed the uncompensated care costs could rise 123 percent for those... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Health care in U.S. is costly and not always the most effective. Why?the OECD. "The U.S. spends more money, but we definitely have worse health out
Greeley Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
the OECD. "The U.S. spends more money, but we definitely have worse health outcomes," said David Squires, president of the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation based in New York that carries out independent research on health care issues. "It... Read more

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