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The following is a list of briefings, documents, and publications that have been ranked by the Alliance for Health Reform in order of relevance, 10 being "Exclusively Related" to the issue, to 5 being "Somewhat Related" to the issue. Webcasts, transcripts and resource materials can be downloaded for each briefing listed.
 
RankTypeDescription
10Briefing  Health Insurance Exchanges: Can States and the Federal Government Meet the Deadline?, 7/27/2012
According to the health reform law, health insurance exchanges are to begin covering people in every state by January 2014. But many states are just now beginning to think about their options for state-run exchanges and federal-state partnerships to run them. What needs to happen between now and January 2014 for states to successfully implement exchanges and other aspects of health reform? Will the federal government be prepared to administer exchanges in states that are not building their own? Will individuals who enroll in health plans through the federal exchange still be eligible for subsidies or premium tax credits? What does the Supreme Court ruling on the Medicaid expansion mean for exchanges and for coverage for the population below 133 percent of the federal poverty level? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund are sponsoring a July 27 breakfast briefing.  
10Briefing  Taking the Long View: Story Ideas After the Supreme Court's Health Reform Decision, 7/19/2012
Itís been said that the Supreme Courtís ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will keep legions of lawyers employed for years to come. The same could be said for health reporters, political writers, bloggers, editorialists, talk show bookers, TV news producers and documentary makers. Rather than dousing controversy about the health reform law, the 5-4 decision has sparked more controversy. Dozens of questions remain Ė questions which media audiences will want answered. This briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provided reporters with dozens of story ideas for months to come.  
10Briefing  Health Care After the Supreme Court Decision: What's Next?, 7/9/2012
The Supreme Court has ruled on the constitutionality of the health reform law. But many provisions in the law require specific actions to be taken and deadlines to be met by states, providers and others in order to implement various aspects of health reform scheduled to take effect in January, 2014. How many states will be ready to open the doors of their health insurance exchanges on schedule? Will the federal government be prepared to administer such exchanges in states that are not building their own? Will states that choose to participate in the Medicaid expansion be ready to cover the newly eligible? Will some states likely choose not to participate in the expansion? To answer these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation cosponsored a July 9 luncheon briefing. 
10Briefing  Webinar: Implementing Health Reform in the States, 3/27/2012
The health care overhaul law leaves many key decisions to the states. For example, states have a lot of leeway in how they set up health insurance exchanges, where uninsured individuals and small business will be able to buy coverage starting in 2014. This webinar offered an update on what's happening in the states with implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and what lies ahead. Cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Association of Health Care Journalists.  
10Briefing  A Reporter's Guide to the Supreme Court Arguments on Health Reform , 3/15/2012
The constitutional challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act finally come to a head the week of March 26. Thus far, there is no consensus on how the justices will rule. Will they strike down the individual mandate and leave the rest of the law intact? Will they alter or strike the Medicaid expansions in the law? Will they decide that no one will have standing to challenge the law until someone has to pay a penalty in 2015 for not being insured? To address these questions and others, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a March 15 briefing for reporters.  
10Briefing  Essential Health Benefits: Balancing Affordability and Adequacy , 2/3/2012
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), insurance plans offered through state insurance exchanges Ė as well as non-grandfathered plans offered in the individual and small group markets Ė will be required to cover a set of health benefits and services called the ďessential health benefitsĒ package. Guidance issued last month by the Department of Health and Human Services will give each state some discretion to specify benefits within the 10 categories specified in the law. The implementation of the essential health benefits package raises many questions. What is the task before states in selecting and designing ďbenchmarkĒ plans that are comprehensive but also affordable? What does it mean for health plans to have the ability to offer benefits that are ďsubstantially equalĒ to the benchmark plan? How will states incorporate state benefit mandates? What recommendations did the Institute of Medicine make on ensuring that health plans are affordable over time? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored a February 3 briefing.  
10Briefing  Inside Deficit Reduction: What It Means for Medicare, 10/11/2011
Proposals to generate Medicare savings abound, from the various commissions recommending change, members of Congress and others. Which proposals will, or should, receive serious consideration by the super committee in its quest to find $1.2 trillion or more in savings by its November 23 deadline? What impact would these changes have on beneficiaries, providers and insurers? Would stakeholders prefer the automatic, but capped, reductions in the sequester to any recommendations on Medicare reductions the super committee might make? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and four cosponsors presented an October 11 briefing. Cosponsors were The Commonwealth Fund, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The SCAN Foundation.  
10Briefing  The Innovation Center: How Much Can It Improve Quality and Reduce Costs Ė and How Quickly?, 7/18/2011
The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation seeks to test innovative health care payment and service delivery models that can potentially enhance quality of care for beneficiaries while reducing costs. How is CMMI planning to administer its $10 billion in funding? What early projects is the center undertaking? These questions and others were addressed at a July 18 briefing cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.  
10Briefing  Accountable Care Organizations: A New Paradigm for Health Care Delivery?, 5/13/2011
In addition to expanding coverage to 32 million previously uninsured Americans, the health reform law of 2010 aims to improve the health of the population and the quality of health care delivery, while reducing costs. One tool to pursue these goals is the creation of a national voluntary program for accountable care organizations (ACOs). The ACO provision and the proposed rule raise many questions. How can health care providers organize to provide more patient-centered, coordinated, accountable care? How will the new program affect the relationships among primary care providers, specialists, and hospitals? Will coordination among providers mean concentration of market power and higher prices? What lessons can be learned from existing ACOs about achieving better care, better health, and lower costs? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored a May 13 luncheon briefing.  
10Briefing  Boomers Come of Age: Covering Early Retirees and Other 50-64 Year-Olds , 1/24/2011
What provisions in the Affordable Care Act are of special interest to those aged 50-64, especially older workers and early retirees? Will funding for the Early Retirement Reinsurance Program last until 2014? Has the new Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan been successful so far? To answer these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and AARP sponsored a January 24 briefing.  
10Briefing  The Health Workforce Dream Team: Who Will Provide the Care?, 12/2/2010
Many providers and policymakers envision team-based care as an important way to improve quality and maximize resources. In addition to physicians, the ďdream teamĒ includes nurses and many other non-physician providers. But how will we ensure enough health care workers for a growing, aging population with ever-increasing chronic care needs? This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, explored this question and others. 
10Briefing  Physician Workforce: The Next Generation , 11/15/2010
For years, there have been concerns about whether the supply of physicians can meet the demand of our nationís population Ė a population that is growing in size, age and diversity. The new health reform law poses a new set of questions about how the increase in the insured population will affect the demand on the health care workforce. To answer these questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a November 15 briefing. 
10Briefing  What Does the Election Mean for Health Reform and Other Health Issues? , 11/12/2010
Health reform is law. But how the law is implemented, and how quickly, depend in part on the results of the November 2 election. Now that the leadership of the House will soon change hands, what might Republicans do with respect to health reform? How might Democrats respond? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a November 12 briefing.  
10Briefing  Designing a Marketplace that Works: Steps to Affordable Coverage, 10/22/2010
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted in March 2010 calls for the establishment of state health insurance exchanges -- marketplaces through which individuals and small businesses can purchase affordable insurance. This briefing looked at ACA provisions regarding exchanges, and the implementation challenges and opportunities associated with their establishment. Cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.  
10Briefing  Getting Connected: Can the ACA Improve Access to Health Care in Rural Communities?, 10/13/2010
Residents of rural communities face unique health care challenges, including fewer health care providers, higher rates of chronic disease, and lower adoption rates of health IT. This briefing looked at provisions in the health reform law pertaining to rural care issues, including telehealth. Cosponsored by the United Health Foundation.  
10Briefing  More Than Meets the Eye: Long-Term Care Provisions in the New Reform Law, 10/1/2010
During the recent health reform debates, relatively little attention was given to the many provisions of the new law that deal directly with long-term care. This briefing explored those provisions, including the CLASS Act and Medicaid waivers for home- and community-based services. Cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
10Briefing  Full Steam Ahead: Implementation Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Consumers, 9/8/2010
The health reform law made a series of changes that will significantly affect the way employers provide health coverge to their employees, and will transform many of the choices and protections that consumers have in the health insurance marketplace. This briefing covered some of the health reform implementation issues that employers and consumers face. Cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  
10Briefing  50 Ways to Implement Health Reform: State Challenges and Federal Assistance, 8/2/2010
What challenges need to be overcome by the states to implement various provisions in the health reform law? This briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, looked into how the states and the federal government are working together to implement the law -- both near-term provisions, such as high-risk pools, as well as other provisions farther down the road, such as setting up exchanges and instituting changes to Medicaid eligibility.  
10Briefing  Health Reform Implementation: When Sausage-Making Moves Downtown, 7/9/2010
Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is law, whatís happening behind the scenes (as well as in public) to implement it? This briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, looked at key tools and levers available to the federal government, including formal rulemaking and other policy processes, as well as efforts by stakeholders and others to affect final policies.  
10Briefing  What's Next? Reporting on Health Reform Between Now and 2014, 6/10/2010
For reporters covering health reform, the subject can now appear more complicated than ever. This briefing presented advice and story ideas from veteran reporters on covering the new reform law's implementation. Cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Association of Health Care Journalists.  
10Briefing  Pathways to Payment Innovation in a Post-Health Reform Era, 5/10/2010
This briefing explored the major provider payment initiatives in the new health reform law. Topics discussed included demonstration projects included in the law, the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and the real-world practicalities involved in changing the way providers are paid. Cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, a philanthropy based in New York City and Washington, DC.  
10Briefing  What's in There? The New Health Reform Law and Medicare, 5/7/2010
This briefing, another in in our series on whatís in the new health reform law, dealt exclusively with how the reform law affects Medicare. Sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation.  
10Briefing  What's in There? The New Health Reform Law and Private Insurance, 4/30/2010
Many provisions in the new reform law concern private health insurance. As part of a series exploring whatís in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this briefing dealt exclusively with how the reform law affects access to private coverage, including the new federal high-risk pools, tax credits for small businesses, health insurance exchanges, the individual mandate and employer obligations. Cosponsored by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 
10Briefing  The New Health Reform Law and Medicaid, 4/23/2010
This briefing, cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, is part of our ongoing series to explore the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA). A panel of well-qualified experts explained how the two health reform laws affect Medicaid, and to answered a variety of questions about topics such as Medicaid eligibility, financing, and other implementation issues. 
10Briefing  What's in There? An Ask-the-Experts Overview of the Health Reform Law, 4/16/2010
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Reconciliation Act of 2010 are now law. Whether you favored or opposed their enactment, a full understanding of the new laws is essential to further discussion of reform issues. This briefing, cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, gave attendees a chance to ask questions of a well-qualified panel of experts.  
10Briefing  Health Insurance Exchanges: House or Senate Style?, 1/8/2010
Health insurance exchanges can potentially serve a variety of policy ends, from promoting transparency and competition among health plans, to pooling or reallocating risk and administering subsidies for those unable to afford health insurance premiums. This briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance and The Commonwealth Fund, looked at how the House and Senate reform bills deal with exchanges. One major difference is that the House proposal would set up a national exchange, with states having the right to opt out; the Senate version envisions state exchanges. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each approach? How do the respective bills address the issue of risk adjustment? Who is allowed to participate in the exchanges?  
10Briefing  Getting the Most Bang for Our Post-Health Reform Buck: Enrolling and Retaining Everyone Whoís Eligible, 12/1/2009
One of the main goals of health reform is to increase access to health care. Frequently overlooked in this effort is finding effective and efficient mechanisms for determining eligibility and enrolling those who are eligible for existing public programs, primarily Medicaid and the the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). How can recruitment and enrollment be streamlined? How can enrollment in public programs affect statesí budgets? To answer these questions and others, the Alliance for Health Reform and PhRMA sponsored a December 1 briefing.  
10Briefing  Affordability and Health Reform: If We Mandate, Will They (and Can They) Pay?, 11/20/2009
The health reform proposals being considered in the House and Senate may impose responsibilities on both individuals and employers to have, and help pay for, coverage. Subsidies for some small businesses and for individuals with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level have been proposed. But will individuals and businesses be able to pay the amounts required of them above the subsidies? This Nov. 20 briefing cosponsored by the Alliance and The Commonwealth Fund explored this question and related ones.  
10Briefing  Public Opinion on Health Reform: What Do the Polls Mean?, 10/23/2009
Public support for health reform waxes and wanes depending, not only on whatís being proposed in the reform proposals, but also on who asks the question and how it is asked. Some recent polls indicate a majority of Americans support health care reform now; is that still the case? Do people want to pay for covering the uninsured Ė and if so, how much? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation sponsored an October 23 briefing. Downloadable resources available, including lists of experts and websites.  
10Briefing  The Uninsured: What Do the New Numbers Mean for Health Reform?, 9/18/2009
As Congress hashes out proposals to expand coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans, the latest count of the number of uninsured is a significant factor. Though some believe economic recovery is underway, Americans are still losing jobs by the hundreds of thousands each month. With the loss of jobs, so goes health insurance. How does this reality affect health reform and the notion of building on the current system? Has the complexion of who is uninsured changed? What has been the role of public programs in the recession? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation sponsored a September 18 briefing. 
10Briefing  Ask the Experts About Reform: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed?, 9/14/2009
Now that Congress has returned, we are clearly at a crucial stage in our consideration of how, and to what extent, we should reshape our health care system. What is the status of major reform bills? How do they differ from each other, and from the plan that may emerge from the Senate Finance Committee? What are some of the outstanding issues that need to be decided to get a bill to the presidentís desk? This briefing, cosponsored by Eli Lilly, gave attendees a chance to pose whatever questions they liked about current health reform efforts on Capitol Hill.  
10Briefing  The Next 100 Days: Some Final Hurdles to Health Reform, 9/3/2009
Significant disagreements remain that must be worked out if health reform is to become law. Will there be a public plan option or, as an alternative, health insurance co-ops? How will reform be financed? Can the ďcost curveĒ be bent, either during or after the 10-year window thatís the focus of Congressional Budget Office ďscoringĒ? How might Medicare change Ė or facilitate change Ė in a reformed system? How will reform affect employers, especially small businesses? This briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, looked at some of the important issues that must be settled if President Obama is to sign a meaningful health reform bill this year.  
10Briefing  Show Me the Money: Options for Financing Health Reform, 7/31/2009
As the key congressional committees draft health reform legislation, they are keenly mindful of the costs of various provisions. Congress will look to an array of options, including both savings from the health care system and new revenues, to finance coverage expansions and reforms to both the delivery system and insurance markets. What options hold the most promise? How do the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) go about ďscoringĒ various financing options? Are there credible options for financing reform? Is there room for bipartisan cooperation in paying for reform? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored a July 31 briefing. Click Read More for webcast, podcast, speakers' PowerPoints and other downloadable resource materials.  
10Briefing  Health Reform for New Health Reform Reporters, 7/1/2009
For reporters who normally cover topics other than health reform, todayís reform debates can mean playing catch-up. They may be facing a new vocabulary Ė public plan option, health insurance cooperative, employer mandate, individual mandate. Maybe they're trying to figure out what all this means for readers, viewers or listeners. To help speed reporters along the learning curve, the Alliance for Health Reform sponsored a July 1 briefing. The webcast and resource materials compiled will be valuable for anyone wanting an overview of the health reform process in Washington to date, and where it's headed.  
10Briefing  Consumer Choice in Health Care: How Could Reform Affect Our Choices? How Could We Make Better Choices?, 6/25/2009
Now that health reform is being discussed in earnest on Capitol Hill, some wonder if we will be able to maintain our existing choices under a reformed health care system. Others maintain that our choices will grow, not shrink, as a result of reform, especially for the uninsured and the underinsured. Yet another viewpoint: Most Americans have choices now, but we donít have enough information to make well-informed choices. This briefing, which was open to media only, brought together nationally known health policy experts for a conversation on consumer choice in health care. Cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  
10Briefing  Public Plan Option: Fair Competition or a Recipe for Crowd-Out? , 4/27/2009
One of the various proposals to expand coverage to the more than 45 million uninsured Americans is referred to as the ďpublic plan option.Ē Though proposed only as part of a broader effort to expand coverage, the option is viewed in varying lights. Some see it as a tool for providing consumers affordable coverage by stimulating competition on the basis of quality and efficiency. Others see it as unfair competition for private insurers and, in the extreme, as a path to a single-payer system. What is actually meant by a public plan and how would it work? Is there evidence of fair competition from public plans? Might private plans outperform a public option? What are some examples of private systems today that are delivering quality care efficiently? What can we learn about crowd-out from state initiatives? Would individual and employer mandates make the plan more palatable? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored an April 27 briefing. 
10Briefing  Covering the Uninsured: Options for Reform, 3/2/2009
Forty-five million Americans were uninsured in 2007. They may have worked for an employer that didnít offer coverage, or were eligible for coverage on the job but could not pay their share of the premiums. Different approaches are being considered for expanding coverage for the uninsured and underinsured in the context of health reform. Understanding the basics of these options, whether they build on the current system or propose to radically change the system, is important for moving the debate forward. Who are the uninsured and why arenít they covered? How will each coverage option reduce the rolls of the uninsured? What difficulties might one encounter with particular options? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a March 2 briefing. 
10Document  Joshua Sharfstein's Presentation , 7/9/2012
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10Document  Supreme Court Decision on the Health Reform Law: Selected Experts and Resources, 6/27/2012
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Materials List, 10/11/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Sourcelist, 10/11/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Agenda, 10/11/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Speaker Bios, 10/11/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Davis Presentation, 10/11/2011
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10Document  McClellan Presentation, 10/11/2011
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10Document  Neuman Presentation, 10/11/2011
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10Briefing TranscriptBoomers Come of Age: Covering Early Retirees and Other 50-64 Year-Olds, 1/24/2011
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10Document  Event Summary, 8/2/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Sourcelist, 8/2/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Materials List, 8/2/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing Transcript50 Ways to Implement Health Reform: State Challenges and Federal Assistance, 8/2/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Gail Wilensky's Powerpoint Presentation, 7/9/2010
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10Document  Katherine Hayes' Powerpoint Presentation, 7/9/2010
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10Document  Linda Fishman's Powerpoint Presentation, 7/9/2010
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10Document  Materials List, 7/7/2010
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10Document  Sourcelist , 7/7/2010
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10Document  Toolkit -- Covering Health Reform Between Now and 2014, 6/17/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Reporting on Health Reform Between Now and 2014, 6/10/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Chapter One: Health Reform, from the Alliance sourcebook for reporters, Covering Health Issues, 6/7/2010
 - Source: Joanne Kenen for the Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Covering Health Issues, 5th EditionóAppendix C: Covering Health Issues for News and Radio, 6/7/2010
 - Source: Deborah Potter for the Alliance For Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 5/24/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Briefing TranscriptWhat's in There? The New Health Reform Law and Private Insurance, 4/30/2010
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10Document  Gary Claxton Presentation, 4/30/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (PowerPoint)
10Document  Scott Keefer Presentation, 4/30/2010
 - Source: Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner of Rhode Island (PowerPoint)
10Document  Christopher Koller Presentation, 4/30/2010
 - Source: America's Health Insurance Plans (PowerPoint)
10Document  Cindy Mann presentation, 4/23/2010
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10Document  Robin Rudowitz Presentation, 4/23/2010
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10Document  Vernon Smith Presentation, 4/23/2010
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10Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 4/23/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Event Summary, 4/16/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Dean Rosen Presentation, 4/16/2010
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10Document  Karen Davis Presentation, 4/16/2010
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10Document  Sara Collins Presentation, 4/16/2010
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10Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 1/21/2010
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10Document  Agenda, 1/7/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Source List, 1/7/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Speaker Biographies, 1/7/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Briefing TranscriptWorkplace Wellness Programs, Healthy Behaviors and Health Reform, 12/7/2009
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10Document  Rural Health: Laying the Foundation for Health Reform, 10/30/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Public Opinion on Health Reform: What Do the Polls Mean?, 10/23/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Mark Blumenthal's Powerpoint Presentation, 10/23/2009
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10Document  Humphrey Taylor's Powerpoint Presentation, 10/23/2009
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10Document  The Uninsured: What Do the New Numbers Mean for Health Reform?, 9/18/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 9/18/2009
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10Document  Event Summary, 9/14/2009
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10Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 9/14/2009
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10Document  Speaker Biographies, 9/3/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptThe Next 100 Days: Some Final Hurdles to Health Reform, 9/3/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptShow Me the Money: Options for Financing Health Reform, 7/31/2009
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10Document  Show Me the Money: Options for Financing Health Reform, 7/31/2009
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10Document  Speaker Biographies, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Source List, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Scoring Savings Agenda, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Briefing TranscriptHealth Reform for New Health Reform Reporters, 7/1/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Speaker Biographies, 7/1/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Dean Rosen Presentation, 7/1/2009
 - Source: Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc. (PowerPoint)
10Document  Briefing Agenda, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Judy Monroe Speaker Presentation, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (PowerPoint)
10Document  Alice Baker Borrelli Intel Presentation, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform  (PowerPoint)
10Document  Health Insurance Exchanges: See How They Run, 5/11/2009
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10Document  Cathy Schoen Presentation, 5/11/2009
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10Document  Linda Blumberg Presentation, 5/11/2009
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10Document  Rick Curtis Presentation, 5/11/2009
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10Document  Nancy Turnbull Presentation, 5/11/2009
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10Briefing TranscriptHealth Insurance Exchanges: See How They Run, 5/11/2009
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10Document  What Health Insurance Exchanges or Choice Pools Can and Can't Do About Risks and Costs, 5/1/2009
 - Source: Institute for Health Policy Solutions (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Public Plan Option: Fair Competition or a Recipe for Crowd-Out? , 4/27/2009
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10Document  Panelist Responses to Written Questions, 4/27/2009
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10Document  Karen Davis Presentation, 4/27/2009
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10Document  Karen Ignagni Presentation, 4/27/2009
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10Document  John Holahan Presentation, 4/27/2009
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10Document  Stuart Butler Presentation, 4/27/2009
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10Document  Selected Experts, 4/27/2009
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10Briefing TranscriptPublic Plan Option: Fair Competition or a Recipe for Crowd-Out? , 4/27/2009
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10Briefing TranscriptPathways to Universal Coverage: Payment Reform Strategies for Containing Costs, 3/20/2009
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptCovering the Uninsured: Options for Reform, 3/2/2009
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitThe Sustainable Growth Rate: Seeking a ĎDoc Fixí, 4/5/2013
The public is keeping a close eye on federal budget deficit reduction efforts this year, including potential automatic spending cuts initially mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Yet one component of the debate has been largely ignored - the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). Indeed, because of the SGR, physicians in January 2013 faced a 26.5 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates. Last-minute congressional intervention delayed the cut until January 2014 as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Without intervention, physicians will receive a 25 percent reimbursement cut in January 2014. At the same time, according to the most recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates, if Congress and the president agree to permanently eliminate the SGR, the deficit will grow by another $138 billion over 10 years. The cost of repealing the SGR has fallen significantly since last year, spiking a new interest in permanently fixing the problem. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationCovering Health Issues, 6th Edition (2011 update) - complete book, 5/10/2011
The 200-page Alliance sourcebook, "Covering Health Issues," has been completely updated. Written with reporters in mind,"Covering Health Issues" is useful for anyone looking for concise information on health policy issues, and experts from across the political spectrum. Chapters contain fast facts, background, tips for reporters, story ideas and experts with contact information. The book also includes an extensive glossary and ideas for TV and radio reporters. Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationHealth Reform for Young Adults -- video, 2/7/2011
The health reform law contains a number of provisions that help young adults. This 3-minute video describes them, including the ability of children to stay on their parents' health plan until they turn 26. Featuring Sara Collins, vice president for the Affordable Health Insurance Program at The Commonwealth Fund. (Other)
10Issue BriefImplementing Health Reform - Employer & Consumer Issues, 12/2/2010
The new health reform law contains a smorgasbord of provisions affecting how employers offer health coverage and how consumers buy coverage. This issue brief offers an overview of both. Written by Andy Miller, editor and CEO of Georgia Health News, and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefImplementing Health Reform - Federal Rules and State Roles, 10/14/2010
Implementing the new health reform law falls in large measure to the federal government. But all 50 states and the District of Columbia have responsibilities under the new law. This issue brief describes how federal and state government efforts will mesh, and some key tasks to be performed by each. Written by Deanna Okrent of the Alliance and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitReporting on Health Reform Between Now and 2014, 6/17/2010
Now that health reform is law, reporters covering this subject have a new challenge: keeping readers, viewers and listeners engaged through the long implementation process. This toolkit will help. Features story ideas from seasoned reporters and links to dozens of resources. Also included: a list of experts with contact information and helpful websites. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitLegal Challenges to the New Health Reform Law, 5/18/2010
Constitutional challenges health reform were already in the works before President Obama signed the new reform law on March 23. On what grounds are states objecting? Are any of the lawsuits filed likely to succeed? This toolkit, written by Kevin Arts, addresses both questions. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefHow Well Have Lessons Learned from Clinton-Era Health Reform Been Applied to Today's Reform Effort?, 3/17/2010
How well have Obama-era health reformers applied lessons learned from the failure of reform in 1993-94? Experts who were active in health issues on Capitol Hill during the Clinton Administration offer their thoughts. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefRural Health and Health Reform, 1/6/2010
Health care delivery poses unique challenges in rural communities. Provider shortages are particularly acute. Unemployment rates are higher and private insurance rates are lower in rural areas than elsewhere. Do the health reform bills in Congress adequately address the needs of rural areas? A new issue brief from the Alliance for Health Reform offers some insights. Written by Deanna Okrent, Alliance senior health policy associate, and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitAbortion and Health Reform Resource List, 12/4/2009
The coverage of abortion in a reformed health care system has become a topic generating considerable emotion in health reform debates. This resource list will help readers better understand what drives the positions of those taking sides on abortion within health reform.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationUniversal Health Insurance Coverage at Only $5,800 Per Family?, 10/27/2008
Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, one of the nation's most respected health economists, offers this assessment of Sen. John McCain tax credit idea for the purchase of individual health coverage. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefEmployer-Sponsored Coverage: Shape It Up? Ship It Out?, 4/29/2008
Employer-sponsored coverage rates have been steadily falling, from 68 percent of non-elderly Americans in 2000 to 62 percent in 2006. Experts cite rising premium costs and workforce changes as factors driving the erosion in such coverage. A new Alliance issue brief, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offers perspective on why this trend is happening and how alarmed we should be. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationHealth Care Coverage in America: Understanding the Issues and Proposed Solutions 2008, 4/28/2008
This 24-page guide, newly updated, provides a readable overview on how Americans get health coverage, why coverage is so important, why so many of us donít have coverage and what could be done to ease the problem. Includes many graphs and links to sources of additional information, including a glossary of health coverage terms and several specific proposals for change. Also includes nine questions to ask when evaluating any health reform proposal. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefLessons Learned: The Health Reform Debate of 1993-94, 4/22/2008
No matter who wins the White House and control of Congress in November, health reform legislation will likely be a front-burner issue for both the House and Senate in 2009. The debates about reform and the behind-the-scenes meetings of 1993 and 1994 produced a wealth of knowledge on what should be done differently the next time Congress and the White House take up this issue. This issue brief, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recounts nine lessons learned as recalled by veterans of both sides of the aisle and the administration. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitA Reporter's Toolkit: Health Information Technology, 1/3/2008
This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will help you understand how health information technology (IT) is slowly changing health care, and how analysts disagree about the value of some technologies. We offer an introduction to issues such as protecting patient privacy and the cost of new technologies. This resource also offers story ideas, selected experts with contact information, selected websites of interest and a glossary.  (Webpage)
10ToolkitA Reporter's Toolkit: Health Care Costs, 11/27/2007
(Updated 8/1/2008) This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will help you understand trends in U.S. health spending, and some of the reasons why spending is going up. We also cover some ideas for restraining health care costs. In addition, this resource offers story ideas, selected experts with contact information, selected websites, and a glossary. (Webpage)
10ToolkitA Reporter's Toolkit: The Uninsured, 11/1/2007
This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed for reporters covering health issues during Campaign 2008, but will be useful for others looking for up-to-date resources on the uninsured. The toolkit features dozens of links to useful websites and articles, including links to websites tracking presidential candidates' health reform plans. It also includes key facts, background, story ideas, lists of experts and websites, and a glossary.  (Webpage)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Offsite Document  Rules of the Road: How an insurance exchange can pool risk and protect enrollees, 3/31/2009
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchange: Organizing Health Insurance Marketplaces... , 4/1/2009
 - Source: Urban Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  State Insurance Marts: A Place to Shop, Compare, and Enroll, 1/8/2009
 - Source: BlueCross BlueShield Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Government-Sponsored Health Insurance Purchasing Arrangements: Do They Reduce Cost or Expand..., 6/15/2008
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10Offsite Document  Bill Vaughan Testimony Before the House Committee on Ways and Means, 4/22/2009
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10Offsite Document  Final Report: Health Insurance Exchange Study, 3/27/2008
 - Source: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Employers Reject the Health Insurance Exchange, 2/1/2008
 - Source: TRL Consulting Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Overview of Purchasing Pools Policy Options, 4/1/2009
 - Source: RAND Compare (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  State Health Reform: How to Fund a Statewide Health Insurance Exchange, 7/30/2007
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Massachusetts Health Reform: Solving the Long-Run Cost Problem, 1/15/2009
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10Offsite Document  Executive Summary: The Path to A High Performance Health System, 2/19/2009
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10Offsite Document  Report from Massachusetts: Employers Largely Support Health Care Reform..., 7/14/2007
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10Offsite Document  Affording Shared Responsibility for Universal Coverage: Insights From California, 3/24/2009
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10Offsite Document  Designing Health Insurance Market Constructs For Shared Responsibility: Insights From CA, 3/24/2009
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10Offsite Document  Designing Health Insurance Market Constructs For Shared Responsibility: Insights From CA, 3/24/2009
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10Offsite Document  Designing Health Insurance Market Constructs For Shared Responsibility: Insights From CA, 3/24/2009
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10Offsite Document  Designing Health Insurance Market Constructs For Shared Responsibility: Insights From CA, 3/24/2009
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10Offsite Document  Chapter One: Health Reform, from Covering Health Issues, 6/22/2009
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10Offsite Document  Lessons Learned: The Health Reform Debate of 1993-1994, 10/1/2008
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Chapter One: Health Reform, from Covering Health Issues, 2/12/2009
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10Offsite Document  The Laws Behind the Acts of Congress, 5/1/2010
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10Offsite Document  Written Testimony for the Senate Appropriations Labor/HHS/Education Subcommittee , 4/12/2010
 - Source: American Academy of Family Physicians Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Covering Health Issues, 5th Edition -- Updated, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Cubriendo temas de salud 2009 , 6/1/2010
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10Offsite Document  Sebelius Announces New $250 Million Investment to Lay Foundation for Prevention and Public Health, 6/18/2010
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10Offsite Document  AAFP: Deficit Reduction Must Address Medicare Payment, Primary Care Physician Shortage, 6/21/2011
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10Offsite Document  The Budget Control Act of 2011: Implications for Medicare, 9/1/2011
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10Offsite Document  How Much Savings Can We Wring From Medicare, 9/21/2011
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Comparison of Medicare Provisions in Deficit and Debt Reduction Proposals, 7/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Bending the Health Care Cost Curve: Focusing Only on Federal Budget Outlays Wonít Solve the Problem, 1/28/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Blog (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Draft Offset List, 9/1/2011
 - Source: MedPAC Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  The Independent Payment Advisory Board: A New Approach to Controlling Medicare Spending, 4/1/2011
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Health Care on a Budget: The Financial Burden of Health Spending by Medicare Households, 6/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  How Much ĎSkin in the Gameí is Enough? The Financial Burden of Health Spending for People on Medicare, 6/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  The health industry case for raising Medicareís eligibility age, 9/14/2011
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Living Within Our Means and Investing in the Future: Health Savings, 9/1/2011
 - Source: The White House Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Independent Medicare Commission Backs Doc Fix, 10/6/2011
 - Source: National Journal (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Medicare Spending and Financing Fact Sheet, 9/1/2011
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10Offsite Document  Medigap Reform: Setting the Context, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Medigap Reforms: Potential Effects of Benefit Restrictions on Medicare Spending and Beneficiary Costs, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  How Should Washington Control Medicare Spending?, 8/30/2011
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  A Recipe for Reform: Success of Consumer-Driven Principles in Medicare Programs, 8/10/2011
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  The Nuts and Bolts of Medicare Premium Support Proposals, 6/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Deficit and Debt Politics: A Wake-Up Call For The Health Care Industry?, 8/4/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Raising the Age of Medicare Eligibility: A Fresh Look Following Implementation of Health Reform, 7/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Proposals to Forbid First-Dollar Coverage For Medicare Beneficiaries, 8/2/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  RSC One-Pager: Key Dates in the Budget Control Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-25), 8/3/2011
 - Source: Republican Study Committee Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Medicare Chartbook, Fourth Edition, 2010, 11/4/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Briefing  "The _____ (Doctor/Nurse/Other) Will See You Now": Rethinking Scope of Practice, 7/17/2013
A July 17 webinar (1:00-2:30 ET) gave you the latest on a flurry of state legislation to allow nurses, nurse practitioners and other medical providers to do more to care for patients.  
9Briefing  State health law implementation: Race to the starting line - Philadelphia, 6/18/2013
This year the giant health law begins to move into its most climactic phase. Tens of millions of people are about to get health insurance, and this meeting will help reporters understand the epic challenges ahead. The health law requires that everyone carry insurance by 2014, and new, online exchanges are meant to help individuals and small businesses obtain coverage. About half of states Ė including Pennsylvania and New Jersey Ė are leaving the creation and operation of the exchanges to the federal government. Insurers have begun to submit plan types and proposed premiums to federal regulators, and details are expected to be publicly announced by August. Enrollment is planned to start in October with the first plans going live in January, 2014. Yet another big change is the expansion of Medicaid, which states can accept or reject. New Jersey has chosen to expand its program, while Pennsylvania will not.  
9Briefing  The Right Care at the Right Time: Are Retail Clinics Meeting a Need?, 6/18/2012
Urgent care centers and retail clinics are rapidly emerging within the health care system Ė a partial response to rising health care costs and a possible flood of new demand for care as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. Will care in these settings reduce emergency room use for primary care? Do they have the potential to ease the shortage of primary care providers? To answer these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and WellPoint, Inc. sponsored a June 18 luncheon briefing.  
9Briefing  Coping with Fragmented Payment in the Real World, 4/13/2012
Many analysts and policymakers agree that the fragmentation of the health care delivery system results in uncoordinated care, frustrated patients, higher costs, wasted administrative dollars and lost opportunities for rapid improvement in our health care system. How should payments be reformed in order to harmonize health care delivery and reduce this fragmentation? To answer this important question and related ones, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored an April 13 briefing.  
9Briefing  50 Million Uninsured: The Faces Behind the Headlines, 10/14/2011
Some 50 million Americans lacked health insurance in 2010. Who are the uninsured? Why do so many Americans lack coverage? What are the trends in coverage among different segments of the population, and where are these trends heading? What does the high number of uninsured Americans mean for health care costs and the health care system? This briefing, cosponsored by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, addressed these and related questions.  
9Briefing  Inside Deficit Reduction: What It Means for Health Care, 9/12/2011
After much heated debate on the U.S. debt limit, the Budget Control Act of 2011, containing more than $900 billion in spending reductions over 10 years, was passed on August 2. What exactly is called for in the law? What are the implications for health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and four cosponsors presented a September 12 luncheon briefing. Cosponsors were The Commonwealth Fund, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The SCAN Foundation.  
9Briefing  Managing Costs and Improving Care: Team-based Care of the Chronically Ill, 8/11/2011
Treating those with multiple chronic conditions, including the elderly and disabled populations, accounts for 30 percent of total U.S. health care spending as of 2010. Half of this amount is spent by Medicare and Medicaid on behalf of beneficiaries eligible for both programs. It may be possible to improve the quality of care for the chronically ill while altering the trajectory of spending for their care. Savings have been shown in some private and public sector approaches using teams that span multiple sites of care, reduce fragmentation and improve health outcomes. How can Medicare, Medicaid, private plans and providers partner to develop new approaches and achieve these public health goals? This briefing, cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, addressed these questions and more.  
9Briefing  Medicare: A Primer, 3/11/2011
Understanding how Medicare works is essential to understanding federal health policy. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 affects Medicare in a number of ways, including benefit improvements, changes in payments to Medicare plans and providers, revenues and delivery system reforms. What is Medicare and what is its role in the health care system? How does the health reform law affect Medicare, and what is Medicare's role in accomplishing health reform's goals? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation sponsored a March 11 briefing.  
9Briefing  Medicaid: A Primer on the Federal-State Partnership, 3/4/2011
Medicaid will play a major role in extending coverage to millions of uninsured people in 2014 through provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More than 16 million newly qualified individuals are expected to enroll as a result of the law. What is Medicaid and what is its role in the health care system? Who is eligible and what benefits are covered? How is the program administered? How much does Medicaid cost and how is it financed? What is Medicaid's role in health reform? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a March 4 briefing.  
9Briefing  Investing in Health IT: What the U.S. and Other Countries Are Learning, 10/29/2010
Health information technology can help prevent medical errors, improve care coordination, increase access to providers in rural areas and improve the quality and value of care. Recent legislation, including the stimulus package and the new health reform law, invests substantial funds in health IT. What have the U.S. and other countries learned from their experience with health IT? This briefing, cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, explored the topic.  
9Briefing  The New Health Reform Law and Young Adults, 5/24/2010
Young adults have among the highest uninsurance rates in the U.S. In 2008, three in 10 uninsured Americans Ė almost 14 million people Ė were between 19 and 29 years of age. As part of an ongoing effort to explore what is in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, this briefing dealt exclusively with how the reform law affects young adults. Cosponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund, a philanthropy based in New York City and Washington, DC.  
9Briefing  Workplace Wellness Programs, Healthy Behaviors and Health Reform, 12/7/2009
Unhealthy behavior is costing America billions in health care expenditures, and making us less healthy as a people. Many large employers, recognizing the impact on the health of their workers and the companiesí bottom lines, offer financial incentives to their employees to exercise regularly, improve their diets, lose weight and quit smoking, among other things. In the course of the health reform debate, the issue has arisen: which behaviors or health outcomes should be encouraged, and how large should the incentives be? What types of prevention models are working for business to keep workers healthier and restrain health costs? To answer these questions and others, the Alliance for Health Reform and AARP sponsored a December 7 briefing. 
9Briefing  Children's Health Coverage: Medicaid, CHIP, and Next Steps, 11/13/2009
Medicaid and the Childrenís Health Insurance Program (CHIP) play a crucial role in the U.S. health insurance system by providing coverage for more than one in four children. And yet, more than 8 million children remain uninsured today, 70 percent of whom are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. What factors influence childrenís coverage? How could the reform bills in Congress change children's coverage? To discuss these questions and others, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a November 13 briefing.  
9Briefing  The Role of Independent Commissions in Controlling Costs and Enhancing Value: International Lessons, 11/6/2009
This briefing examined the quasi-governmental authorities that Germany, the Netherlands and France have established to control health care costs, oversee quality, and regulate insurance and provider payment. The topic is timely as Congress considers setting up a new high-level entity to make recommendations to Congress on reducing health care costs and improving quality. Cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.  
9Briefing  Rural Health: Laying the Foundation for Health Reform, 10/30/2009
Health care delivery poses unique challenges in rural communities. Provider shortages are particularly acute in rural America, where levels of educational achievement are generally lower and there are fewer opportunities to receive medical training. Unemployment and uninsurance rates are higher in rural areas than elsewhere. What provisions in the various reform proposals affect rural health care? What particular challenges need to be overcome in order to improve care delivery in rural areas? What aspects of health reform will require special accommodation in rural areas? Are delivery systems in rural areas currently able to handle the influx of new patients coverage expansion would bring? How does HIT factor into rural reform? To answer these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform hosted a briefing with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on October 30.  
9Briefing  Expanding Access to Care: More than Just an Insurance Card?, 8/10/2009
Health care access, particularly access to primary care, is on the minds of all who are following health reform efforts in Congress. President Obama and Democrats and Republicans from both houses agree that any reform plan must increase access. But how can that goal be accomplished, particularly in a time when reducing health care costs and increasing quality are also priorities? What provisions exist in the health reform proposals that speak directly to expanding access to health care? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored an Aug. 10 briefing. Click Read More for webcast, podcast, speakers' PowerPoints and other downloadable resource materials.  
9Briefing  Making the Case for Prevention: Tales from the Field, 6/19/2009
To improve the health of communities and the general population, an array of health reformers, states and businesses alike are all looking to a range of prevention measures such as chronic disease management, alcohol and smoking cessation, and obesity programs. The hope is that these measures will also improve value and control costs. What types of prevention models are working for business and government? What impact on health have prevention programs had? Does the evidence prove that prevention can cut costs? What emphasis should be placed on community vs. clinical prevention? What improvements need to be made in public health infrastructure, workforce and training to improve prevention efforts? To discuss these recommendations and questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a June 19 briefing.  
9Briefing  Health Insurance Exchanges: See How They Run, 5/11/2009
Various proposals to expand coverage to uninsured Americans and reform the health insurance market include the establishment of a health insurance exchange. The most widely discussed example of such an exchange is in Massachusetts, and it arrived recently with Massachusettsí 2007 health reform efforts. Many are looking to the Connector, as the Massachusetts program is known, to inform their discussions of a national insurance exchange. But is that the only model? What is actually meant by a health insurance exchange and how might it work? Whatís in it for the consumer? How would vulnerable populations be protected? Who stands to benefit? To answer these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored this May 11 briefing. 
9Briefing  Pathways to Universal Coverage: Payment Reform Strategies for Containing Costs, 3/20/2009
Provider payment policy is a hot topic again with the Medicare physician payment system due for a fix and value-based payment and other cost containment/quality schemes on the table as part of the health reform debate. This briefing sponsored by the Alliance and The Commonwealth Fund examined cost containment options in payment reform.  
9Document  Blackwelder Presentation, 7/17/2013
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9Document  Bednash Presentation, 7/17/2013
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9Document  James Toews' Presentation, 8/3/2012
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9Document  Lynda Flowers' Presentation, 8/3/2012
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9Document  Speaker Biographies, 8/3/2012
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9Document  Timothy Jost's Presentation , 7/27/2012
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9Document  Sara Collins' Presentation , 7/27/2012
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9Document  Brian Webb's Presentation , 7/27/2012
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9Document  Laurie Felland's Presentation , 7/23/2012
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9Document  Henry Taylor's Presentation, 7/23/2012
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9Document  MaryBeth Musumeci's Presentation, 7/9/2012
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9Document  Tine Hansen-Turton's Presentation - Convenient Care Association, 6/18/2012
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9Document  Sam Nussbaum's Presentation - WellPoint, Inc. , 6/18/2012
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9Document  Ateev Mehrotra's Presentation - RAND Health, 6/18/2012
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9Document  Manish Oza's Presentation - WellPoint, Inc. , 6/18/2012
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9Document  Safety Net Hospitals Event Summary, 6/18/2012
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9Document  Event Summary, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance For Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptInside Deficit Reduction: What It Means for Health Care, 9/12/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Source List: The Innovation Center: How Much Can It Improve Quality and Reduce Costs Ė and How Quickly?, 7/18/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptPhysician Workforce: The Next Generation, 11/22/2010
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9Briefing TranscriptWhat Does the Election Mean for Health Reform and Other Health Issues?, 11/12/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Source List, 11/10/2010
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9Document  Event Summary, 11/2/2010
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9Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 10/22/2010
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9Document  Source List, 10/20/2010
 (Word Document)
9Document  Resource List -- Reporting on Health Reform Between Now and 2014, 6/10/2010
 - Source: Alliance For Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptReporting on Health Reform Between Now and 2014, 6/10/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  The Future of Children's Health Coverage, 6/8/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 5/10/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
9Document  Event Summary, 5/10/2010
 (Word Document)
9Document  Sourcelist, 5/10/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
9Document  Source List, 5/7/2010
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9Briefing TranscriptWhat's in There? The New Health Reform Law and Medicare, 5/7/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
9Document  Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, 3/30/2010
 - Source: CRS Summary: Medicare Related Excerpts (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 3/23/2010
 - Source: CRS Summary: Medicare Related Excerpts  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  H.R. 3590 Enrolled Bill signed into Law, 3/23/2010
 - Source: Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Gwen O'Shea Presentation, 2/22/2010
 (PowerPoint)
9Document  Starting on the Path to a High Performance Health System: Analysis of Health System Reform Provisions of Reform Bills in the House of Representatives and Senate, 1/7/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  The Comprehensive Congressional Health Reform Bills of 2009: A look at Health Insurance Delivery System, and Financing Provisions, 1/7/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  The Health Insurance Provision of the 2009 Congressional Health Reform Bills: Implications for Coverage, Affordability and Cost, 1/7/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Making Exchanges Work in Health-Care Reform, 12/14/2009
 - Source: Committee for Economic Development (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Applying 21st Century Eligibility and Enrollment Methods to National Health Care Reform, 12/1/2009
 - Source: Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptAffordability and Health Reform: If We Mandate, Will They (and Can They) Pay?, 11/20/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  The Secrets of Massachusettsí Success: Why 97 Percent of State Residents Have Health Coverage, 11/1/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Access Data Assistance Center (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Assuring Health Coverage for Rural People Through Health Reform, 10/30/2009
 - Source: Rural Policy Research Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Advocacy letter regarding wellness outcomes and insurance premiums, 9/24/2009
 - Source: AARP (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Diane Rowland Presentation, 9/18/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  John Colmers Presentation, 9/18/2009
 (PowerPoint)
9Briefing TranscriptExpanding Access to Care: More than Just an Insurance Card?, 8/10/2009
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9Document  Expanding Access to Care: More than Just an Insurance Card? , 8/10/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Deborah Devaux's Presentation, 8/10/2009
 (PowerPoint)
9Document  Sharon Long's Presentation, 8/10/2009
 (PowerPoint)
9Document  Susan Dentzer's Presentation, 8/10/2009
 (PowerPoint)
9Document  Nancy Dickey's Presentation, 8/10/2009
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9Document  Speaker Biographies, 7/31/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptConsumer Choice in Health Care, 6/25/2009
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9Document  Selected Experts, 6/19/2009
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9Briefing TranscriptMaking the Case for Prevention: Tales from the Field, 6/19/2009
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9Document  Making the Case for Prevention: Tales from the Field, 6/19/2009
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9Document  Excerpts from: The Last Piece of the Puzzle: Providing High-Quality, Affordable Health Coverage to All Children Through National Health Reform, 5/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Guterman Presentation, 3/20/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Berenson Presentation, 3/20/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Hamory Presentation, 3/20/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Nielsen Presentation, 3/20/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Reforming Provider Payment: Essential Building Block for Health Reform, 3/20/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Covering the Uninsured: Options for Reform, 3/2/2009
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9Document  Herring Presentation, 3/2/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Rowland Presentation, 3/2/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Ebeler Presentation, 3/2/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Robert Leu Presentation, 11/14/2008
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9ToolkitThe Presidential Health Care Plans: What You Need to Know, 10/11/2012
Health care is an increasingly important issue in this year's close presidential election, but sorting out what the candidates are proposing - and what it all means - is difficult. The resources in this new Toolkit will help you to move beyond the rhetoric. The debate can be boiled down to three central questions. Should the country continue to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, should states receive federal block grants to run Medicaid as they wish, and how can the federal government lower costs in Medicare, the health care program for seniors and the disabled?

The Toolkit includes:
  • An explanation of the candidates' positions
  • Key facts about the status of health care coverage, Medicare and Medicaid
  • Links to news articles and reports explaining and analyzing the proposals and listing advisers to the candidates
  • A list of health care experts who understand the plans and their implications
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Issue BriefHealth Care Workforce: Future Supply vs. Demand, 4/19/2011
The physician and nurse shortage is plain to see, especially in certain parts of the country. But experts disagree on how best to fix this problem. Enlarge medical school class size? Create more residency slots? Let nurse practitioners and physicians assistants have more authority? This issue brief explores many options for growing the health care workforce, including those in the Affordable Care Act. Written by Deanna Okrent of the Alliance and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9ToolkitBudget Reconciliation: An Updated Toolkit, 3/3/2010
Health reform passed in March 2010 thanks, in part, to a budget reconciliation bill that made changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This toolkit explains how reconciliation works, and offers links to resources that go into more detail on subjects such as the ďByrd ruleĒ and the important role of the Senate parliamentarian. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Issue BriefAccess to Care: Beyond an Insurance Card, 11/5/2009
If tens of millions of American gain health coverage, can the current health system meet the new demand? This issue brief looks at why so many now live in physician shortage areas, and what can be done to help ensure access to care after reform. Written by Deanna Okrent, Alliance senior health policy associate. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationA Call for Action: The Pepper Commission Final Report, 10/31/2007
Seventeen years ago, a bipartisan congressional commission agreed unanimously that ďall Americans should have access to affordable health and long-term care coverage in an efficient and effective system.Ē The Pepper Commission, chaired by Sen. Claude Pepper and then by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, is all but forgotten. But the insights and recommendations contained in the commissionís final report make for fascinating reading today and offer guidance as the nation ramps up for another try at major health reform. (328 pages -- 57 MB) To download the 18-page executive summary, see the next entry below. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationA Call for Action: The Pepper Commission Final Report -- Executive Summary, 10/26/2007
This is the executive summary of the Pepper Commission's Final Report. (18 pages -- 4 MB) (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationA Call for Action: The Pepper Commission Final Report -- Executive Summary, 10/26/2007
This is the executive summary of the Pepper Commission's Final Report. (18 pages -- 4 MB) (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationA Call for Action: The Pepper Commission Final Report -- Executive Summary, 10/26/2007
This is the executive summary of the Pepper Commission's Final Report. (18 pages -- 4 MB) (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Offsite Document  Excerpts from The Patient Life: Can Consumers Direct Health Care?, 6/25/2009
 - Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Learning from Failure in Health Care Reform, 10/25/2007
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Learning from Failure in Health Care Reform, 10/25/2007
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  A Government-Run ďPublicĒ Health Insurance Plan: Why Doctors, Hospitals, and Patients Will Lose, 3/24/2009
 - Source: U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  A Health Plan for All and the Concerns Its Raises, 3/25/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  A Lesson on Health Care From Massachusetts, 3/29/2009
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  A Modest Proposal for a Competing Public Health Plan, 3/1/2009
 - Source: New America Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Aetna Fights Public Health Plan as Industry Offers a Concession , 3/24/2009
 - Source: Bloomberg (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Can a Public Insurance Plan Increase Competition and Lower the Costs of Health Reform?, 10/8/2008
 - Source: Urban Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Competitive Health Care: A Public Health Insurance Plan that Delivers Market Discipline , 3/1/2009
 - Source: Center for American Progress Action Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Reform Without a Public Plan: The German Model, 4/17/2009
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health-Care Battle Set to Focus on Public Plan, 3/24/2009
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How a Public Health Plan Will Erode Private Care, 12/22/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Obama Aide Sees Public Health Plan as Part of Reform, 4/15/2009
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Pricing a Medicare-Like Public Health Plan, 4/10/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Stakeholders start offering their own proposals for health reform, 4/6/2009
 - Source: American Medical Association (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Cost and Coverage Impacts of a Public Plan: Alternative Design Options, 4/6/2009
 - Source: Lewin Group Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Path to a High Performance U.S Health System, 3/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Healthy Competition: How to Structure Public Health Insurance Plan Choice to Ensure..., 4/1/2009
 - Source: Institute for Americaís Future Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The End of Private Health Insurance. Not., 4/13/2009
 - Source: The New Republic  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  CPC Letter to Democratic Leadership, 4/2/2009
 - Source: Congressional Progressive Causus Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Butler: Perils of a Public Health Plan, 3/26/2009
 - Source: The Washington Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Ensuring Access to Affordable Health Insurance , 12/2/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  How a Public Health Plan Will Erode Private Care, 12/22/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Massachusetts Health Reform: Solving the Long-Run Cost Problem, 1/1/2009
 - Source: Urban Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Covering Health Issues, 5th Edition, Chapter 1: Health Reform, 2/15/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Expanding health insurance coverage and choice: The AMA proposal for reform, 7/14/2008
 - Source: American Medical Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Expanding Health Insurance Coverage and Controlling Costs for Health Care, 2/10/2009
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Expanding Medicaid a Less Costly Way to Cover More Low-Income Uninsured Than Expanding Private , 6/26/2008
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Falling Behind: Americansí Access to Medical Care Deteriorates, 2003-2007, 6/26/2008
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How Many Are Underinsured? Trends Among U.S. Adults, 2003 and 2007, 6/10/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document   Kids with Health Insurance Get Needed Care, While Uninsured Kids Go Without, 8/14/2008
 - Source: Cover the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2008, 9/28/2008
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Providing Coverage For All Through Private Health Insurance, 12/15/2008
 - Source: The Galen Institute (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  State Health Reform: How States Can Control Costs and Expand Coverage, 9/22/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Americaís Uninsured Crisis: Consequences for Health and Health Care, 2/24/2009
 - Source: Institute of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Uninsured and Difference Health Insurance Makes, 9/16/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Summary of Findings of 2008 Employer Health Benefit Survey, 9/24/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Coverage for Low-Income Americans: An Evidence-Based Approach to Public Policy, 10/19/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Two Years Later , 5/19/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Effect of Tying Eligibility for Health Insurance Subsidies to the Federal Poverty Line, 2/15/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Approaches to Covering the Uninsured: A Guide, 12/5/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Uninsured: A Primer, 10/15/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  State Health Programs To Cover The Uninsured, 1/23/2009
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Understanding the Uninsured: Tailoring Policy Solutions for Different Subpopulations, 4/25/2008
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Management Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Testimony of Katherine Baicker, 7/31/2008
 - Source: Senate Finance Committee (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care: How does the employer-sponsored insurance exclusion affect coverage?, 4/9/2008
 - Source: Tax Policy Center (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Opinion Leadersí Views on Payment System Reform, 11/3/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Path to a High Performance U.S. Health System, 2/19/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Getting What We Pay For: Innovations Lacking in Provider Payment Reform for Chronic Disease, 6/30/2008
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Taking Stock of Pay-For-Performance: A Candid Assessment From The Front Lines, 3/1/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Ending the Physician Payment Crisis: Another Reason for Major Medicare Reform, 5/20/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Healthcare Payment Reform: From Principle to Action, 6/23/2008
 - Source: Healthcare Financial Management Association (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Healthcare Payment Reform: Creating conditions for More Efficient Health Delivery, 4/10/2008
 - Source: Health Industry Forum Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Testimony of Nancy Nielsen, 9/11/2008
 - Source: House Committee on Ways and Means (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Physician Services Payment System, 10/8/2008
 - Source: MedPAC Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Report to the Congress: Fact sheet, 2/27/2009
 - Source: MedPAC Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform Requires Accountable Care Systems, 7/2/2008
 - Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Collective Accountability for Medical Care Ė Toward Bundled Medicare Payments, 7/3/2008
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Beyond Pay for Performance Ė Emerging Models of Provider-Payment Reform, 9/18/2008
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  From Volume to Value: Transforming Health Care Payment and Delivery Systems to Improve Quality , 7/31/2008
 - Source: Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Testimony of Robert Berenson ďAligning Incentives: The Case for Delivery System ReformĒ, 9/16/2008
 - Source: Senate Finance Committee (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Summary of Coverage Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 4/14/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  How the Affordable Care Act Supports a High-Performance Safety Net, 1/16/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Blog (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Safety Net, 4/1/2011
 - Source: Academy Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  How Health Care Can Save or Sink America., 7/1/2011
 - Source: Foreign Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Emergency Departments, Medicaid Costs, and Access to Primary Care, 6/7/2012
 - Source: The New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  CCHP and Partners Urge CMS to Approve Credentialing Rule Change, 7/23/2010
 - Source: Center for Connected Health Policy (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  In Focus: Improving the Quality of Rural Health Care Through Collaboration, 12/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Impacts on Rural People, Places and Providers: A First Look, 9/16/2010
 - Source: Rural Policy Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Summary of Provisions Important to Rural Health Care Delivery, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Rural Policy Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges: Key Issues for State Implementation, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Brokers Wonder if Health Insurance Exchanges Will Help or Hinder Their Client Base, Commission Rates, 10/20/2010
 - Source: AIS's Health Business Daily (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges Ė Making the Markets Work, 10/20/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Consumer Power: Five Lessons from Utahís Health Care Reform, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Heritage Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  How to Reform Obamacare Starting Now, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Trading Up, Not Trading In: California Passes a Landmark Health Benefit Exchange Law, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The New Health Dialogue (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Californiaís Health Benefit Exchange Legislation, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Insure the Uninsured Project Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  NM Considers Models for Health Insurance Exchange, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The New Mexico Independent (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Many Americans Still Confused About New Healthcare Reform Law and Its Provisions, 7/29/2010
 - Source: Harris Interactive (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Could GOP win truly affect the health-care overhaul?, 11/1/2010
 - Source: Ezra Klein, Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Kaiser Health Tracking Poll -- August 2010, 8/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Most Seniors Misinformed, Unaware of Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act , 7/26/2010
 - Source: National Council on Aging (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  No clear path for GOP on health care repeal, 11/4/2010
 - Source: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Repeal The Health Care Law? Not So Fast, 11/4/2010
 - Source: Julie Rovner, NPR (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Boehner calls health care law 'monstrosity,' vows to roll it back , 11/3/2010
 - Source: MSNBC (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Press Conference by the President (excerpt), 11/3/2010
 - Source: White House (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  House Takeover Would Give GOP Ways To Attack Health Law , 10/31/2010
 - Source: Marilyn Werber Serafini, Kaiser Health News  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Post-Election Analysis: Expect Few Changes in Healthcare Reform Legislation, 11/4/2010
 - Source: AScribe (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Senate GOP leader takes aim at health care law , 11/3/2010
 - Source: MSNBC (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Why Republicans Donít Have A Mandate To Repeal Health Reform, 11/3/2010
 - Source: Igor Volsky, Wonk Room (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act: Key Policy Issues, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges in Health Care Reform: Legal and Policy Issues, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges: Overcoming Implementation Barriers, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges Under the Affordable Care Act: Key Policy Issues, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Reform: Building Enrollment Systems that Meet the Expectations of the Affordable Care Act, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Reform: Eligibility and Enrollment? Processes For Medicaid, CHIP, and Subsidies in the Exchanges, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges Ė Key Link in a Better Value Chain, 10/20/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Insurance Exchanges Under Health Reform: Six Design Issues for the States, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Grants Awarded for State Health Insurance Exchanges, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Los Angeles Time (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  American Health Benefit Exchange Model Act, 10/20/2010
 - Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  California Blazes a Trail for Exchange Implementation, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Employee Health Coverage at Small Businesses?, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Rand Corporation  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Establishing State Health Exchanges: Implications for Health Insurance Enrollment, Spending and Small Businesses, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Rand Health and US Department of Labor Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, 5/1/2009
 - Source: Council on Graduate Medical Education Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Creation of American Health Benefit Exchanges, 10/20/2010
 - Source: AARP  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Election Story Not Told, 11/4/2010
 - Source: Trudy Lieberman, Columbia Journalism Review (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Specialty Care: Six Practices Make it Work, 6/1/2010
 - Source: California Healthcare Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Future of Nursing Leading Change, Advancing Health, 10/1/2010
 - Source: Institute of Medicine  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicare Opt-Out Provision Triggers Scope-of-Practice Debate, 11/15/2010
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  AACN Data Confirm That Nurses with Bachelor's Degrees Are More Likely To Secure Jobs Sooner After Graduation Than Other Professionals, 11/14/2010
 - Source: Medical News Today (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Overhaul Means More Opportunities, and Demand, for Nurses, 4/28/2010
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  APNs Tout Primary Care Capabilities, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Nashville Medical News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Reform Means More Health Workers Needed, 10/22/2010
 - Source: San Francisco Chronicle  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Retirements by Baby-Boomer Doctors, Nurses Could Strain Overhaul, 6/14/2010
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Use of Midwives Rises, Challenging the State to Respond, 11/23/2010
 - Source: The New York Times  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  An Update on State Budget Cuts, 11/5/2010
 - Source: The New York Times  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  State Policymakersí Priorities for Successful Implementation of Health Reform, 5/1/2010
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Timeline for Accountable Care: The Rollout of the Payment and Delivery Reform Provisions in the Patient Protection and ACA and the Implications for Accountable Care Organizations, 3/25/2010
 - Source: Health Law Reporter (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Press Release: HHS Awards $320 Million to expand Primary Care Workforce, 9/27/2010
 - Source: Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Cuts Leave Patients With Medicaid Cards, but No Specialist to See, 4/1/2011
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How Can California Exchange Minimize 'Churning'?, 3/21/2011
 - Source: California Healthline (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Revisioning Medicaid as Part of New York's Coverage Continuum, 1/1/2011
 - Source: Medicaid Institute at United Hospital Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform Calls for Shared Savings Programs: ACO Model Could Offer Lower-cost, Higher-quality Care, 10/27/2010
 - Source: American Academy of Family Physicians News Now (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  States Leading the Way on Implementation: HHS Awards ‚ÄėEarly Innovator‚Äô Grants to Seven States, 2/16/2011
 - Source: American Academy of Family Physicians News Now (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicareís Opportunity to Encourage Innovation in Health Care Delivery, 3/4/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Excerpts), 3/23/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  A Model Health Care Delivery System for Medicaid, 6/30/2011
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Delivery System Reform Incentive Program: Transforming Care across Public Hospital Systems, 6/16/2011
 - Source: California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems Policy Brief Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Delivery System Reform Tracking: A Framework for Understanding Change, 6/2/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Up to $500 Million in Affordable Care Act Funding Will Help Health Providers Improve Care, 6/22/2011
 - Source: HHS Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Premiums Likely to Rise More -- Noam Levey, 4/13/2010
 - Source: Los Angeles Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Some Recent Grads Face Health Care Coverage Gap -- Julie Rovner, 5/27/2010
 - Source: National Public Radio (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Law's Grandfather Clause Could Deprive Consumers Of Key Benefits -- Phil Galewitz and Mary Agnes Carey, 5/10/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Transcript, 6/10/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  What Is the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on the States? , 6/1/2010
 - Source: Urban Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  State Policy Makersí Priorities for Successful Implementation of Health Reform, 5/1/2010
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  State Actions to Implement Federal Health Reform , 7/21/2010
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Insurance Pools Readied in Some States, 6/25/2010
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  States' responses to health law mixed, 6/29/2010
 - Source: Politico.com (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Insurance Exchanges Under Health Reform: Six Design Issues for the States, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform: Perspectives From Large Employers, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Realizing Health Reformís Potential: Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act of 2010, 9/1/2010
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers , 5/1/2010
 - Source: Towers Watson (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Reform Implementation Timeline, 6/15/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  A Series Examining Health Care Issues in Rural America, 7/1/2010
 - Source: Center for Rural Affairs Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Positive Provisions for Rural America in the Affordable Care Act - NRHA Government Affairs and Policy, 3/19/2010
 - Source: National Rural Health Association (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Beginning in 2011: Revised Part D Sponsor Guidance and Responses to Summary Public Comments on the Draft Guidance. , 5/21/2010
 - Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Care Opinion Leadersí Views on Health Reform, Implementation, and Post-Reform Priorities, 4/1/2010
 - Source: Kristof Stremikis, Karen Davis, Rachel Nuzum, The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  'Loss Ratio' Debate Proves Again That Rulemaking Is as Hard as Lawmaking, 6/25/2010
 - Source: Jane Norman, CQ Healthbeat (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), 4/13/2010
 - Source: Curtis W. Copeland, Congressional Research Service Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Establishment of the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (COĖOP) Advisory Board, 6/23/2010
 - Source: Federal Register, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight; Vol. 75, No. 120  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Reform Implementation Timeline, 3/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Implementation and the Legacy of Health Care Reform, 4/15/2010
 - Source: Christopher C. Jennings, New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The War Isnít Over, 3/24/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine, Henry J. Aaron, and Robert D. Reischauer (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  W.H. speeds up health care benefits., 5/18/2010
 - Source: Politico, Jennifer Haberkorn and Sarah Kliff (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  News Release: HHS Launches New Consumer Focused Health Care Website www.HealthCare.gov, 7/1/2010
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  News Release: Sebelius Continues Work to Implement Health Reform, Announces First Steps to Establish Temporary High Risk Pool Program, 4/2/2010
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Holding the Line on Medicaid and CHIP: Key Questions and Answers About Health Care Reformís Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements, 3/26/2010
 - Source: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act: Protecting Young Adults and Eliminating Burdens on Families and Businesses, 5/1/2010
 - Source: HHS (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  FAQ: Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act: Protecting Young Adults and Eliminating Burdens on Families and Businesses , 5/1/2010
 - Source: HHS (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  EXPLAINING HEALTH CARE REFORM: Questions About the Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Focus on Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How Will Health Reform Impact Young Adults?, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Navigating the Implementation Process--Reform Overview, 4/12/2010
 - Source: Health Reform GPS (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Reform Implementation Timeline, 4/27/2010
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Implementation Timeline for Federal Health Reform, 4/13/2010
 - Source: National Governor's Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Fact Sheet- Temporary High Risk Pool Program, 4/1/2010
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Covering High-Risk Insurance Pools: Victoria Colliver, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Association of Health Care Journalists  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Covering High-Risk Insurance Pools: Sarah Varney, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Association of Health Care Journalists (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Provisions in the New Health Reform Law, 4/7/2010
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Early Medicaid Expansions under Health Reform, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Families USA Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Reform's Changes in Medicare, 5/20/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Summary of Key Changes to Medicare in 2010 Health Reform Law, 4/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Major Medicare Savings Under Health Reform Legislation, 4/7/2010
 - Source: American Medical Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009: Health Insurance Market Reforms , 4/20/2010
 - Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Summary of Coverage Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 4/28/2010
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Changes Coming To Insurance Plans , 4/6/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Heatlh News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Near-Term Changes in Health Insurance: Newly enacted health reform legislation mandates dozens of health insurance changes. Many go into effect this year and the next, 4/30/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Summary of Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit Under PPACA (P.L. 111-148), 4/5/2010
 - Source: Congressional Research Service  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Will the Small Business Tax Credit Help Small Business Owners Provide Insurance, 5/1/2010
 - Source: National Federation of Independent Businesses Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Reform and Your State (HHS-Gov): Map By State , 5/26/2010
 - Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Facing Obamacare: What States Should Know , 5/3/2010
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  State Actions to Implement Federal Health Reform , 6/20/2010
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  State Decison-Making in Implementing National Health Reform, 5/1/2010
 - Source: National Governors Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  What Will Happen Under Health Reform--And What's Next? A Resource for Journalists, 5/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform Law: Timeline for Small Businesses , 4/13/2010
 - Source: National Federation of Independent Businesses  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Coverage for the High-Risk Uninsured: Policy Options for Design of the Temporary High-Risk Pool, 5/1/2010
 - Source: National Institute For Health Care Reform Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Medicaid Coverage and Spending in Health Reform: National and State-by-State Results for Adults at or below 133% FPL, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Lower Premiums, Stronger Businesses: How health insurance reform will bring down costs for small businesses, 1/1/2010
 - Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Covering High-Risk Insurance Pools: David Hage, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Association of Health Care Journalists (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges in Healthcare Reform: Legal and Policy Issuess, 12/31/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Allowing Multiple Insurance Exchanges in a Single Area Would Make it Harder to Obtain Affordable, Good-Quality Coverage, 7/8/2009
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Implementation and Enforcement of Health Care Reform - Federal versus State Government, 12/30/2009
 - Source: The New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Exchanges: Different Political Railroad Tracks to the Same Station?, 9/4/2009
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Virtual Health Insurance Exchange: Utah Goes Live, 8/20/2009
 - Source: X Prize (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  State-Based Health Reform: A Comparison of Health Insurance Exchanges and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, 6/20/2007
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges: A Typology and Guide to Key Design Issues, 7/20/2009
 - Source: The Health Industry Forum Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Letter to Harry Reid and Nancey Pelosi, 1/6/2010
 - Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Reform The Cost of Failure, 5/29/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  In The States: Moving Ahead and Falling Behind with Reform, 2/3/2010
 - Source: New America Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Timeline for Health Care Reform Implementation: System and Delivery Reform Provisions, 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Timeline for Health Care Reform Implementation: Revenue Provisions , 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Timeline for Health Care Reform Implementation: Health Insurance Provisions , 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Commonwealth Fund Blog: A New Era in American Health Care, 3/22/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Opinion Leadersí Views on Health Reform, Implementation, and Post-Reform Principles, 11/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Another Round of Health Reform Is on the Way, 4/5/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  First and Ten, 4/5/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The War Isnít Over, 3/24/2010
 - Source: NEJM (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Implementation Timeline for Federal Health Reform Legislation, 4/13/2010
 - Source: National Governors Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document   Medicaid and Childrenís Health Insurance Program Provisions in the New Health Reform Law, 4/7/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document   Medicaid and CHIP Health Reform Implementation Timeline, 4/12/2010
 - Source: Medicaid and CHIP Health Reform Implementation Timeline (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document   Expanding Medicaid: Coverage for Low-Income Adults Under Health Reform, 4/20/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About Medicaid's Role, 4/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: What are Health Insurance Subsidies?, 8/28/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: What are Health Insurance Exchanges? , 5/20/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Overview of the Final Health Care Reform Law, 3/26/2010
 - Source: ERIC: The ERISA Industry Committee (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About the Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26, 4/20/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About the Temporary High-Risk Pool, 4/20/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Summary of Coverage Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, 4/28/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  How you'd shop for insurance after health-care reform, 2/26/2010
 - Source: Consumer Reports (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Reform Subsidy Calculator, 4/28/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Insurance premium hikes pit health plans against states, 4/19/2010
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Changes Coming To Insurance Plans, 4/6/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Consumers Guide To Health Reform, 3/22/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health care Reform Bill Insurance Market Provisions Timeline, 4/28/2010
 - Source: America's Health Insurance Plans Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Grandfathering of Health Insurance Coverage, 4/22/2010
 - Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009: Immediate Health Insurance Market Reforms, 4/1/2010
 - Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009: Health Insurance Market Reforms, 4/1/2010
 - Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009: Health Insurance Exchanges, 4/1/2010
 - Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health care law will alter high-risk pool, but just how hasn't been worked out, 4/17/2010
 - Source: The Seattle Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Timeline for Health Care Reform Implementation: Health Insurance Provisions, 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health reform law raises GPCIs, 4/9/2010
 - Source: AMA Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Major Medicare savings under health reform legislation, 4/7/2010
 - Source: AMA Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Beaverton retiree works to reassure seniors about health care reform, 4/16/2010
 - Source: The Oregonian (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Estimated Effects of the ďPatient Protection and Affordable Care Act,Ē as Amended, on the Year of Exhaustion for the Part A Trust Fund, Part B Premiums, and Part A and Part B Coinsurance Amounts, 4/22/2010
 - Source: CMS: Office of the Actuary Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Medicare a Primer, 4/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Summary of Key Medicare Provisions in Health Reform Law, 5/5/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: Key Changes to the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit Coverage Gap, 3/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Focus on Health Reform Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions about Explainer on the Independent Payment Advisory Board, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Focus on Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Reform and Medicare: A Timeline of Implementation, 4/7/2010
 - Source: Medicare Rights Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Medicare's Opportunity to Encourage Innovation in Health Care Delivery, 3/4/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Obama Medical Panel Targets Costs, Sparks a Bipartisan Backlash, 4/17/2010
 - Source: Bloomberg Businessweek (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Assessment of the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, 4/1/2010
 - Source: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Timeline for Health Care Reform Implementation: System and Delivery Reform Provisions, 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Physician Payment Reform: Principles That Should Shape It, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How Can Medicare Lead Delivery System Reform?, 11/13/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Changing Delivery & Changing Care: Summary of the Delivery and Payment Reform Elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, 4/5/2010
 - Source: Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform: ACOs and Developments in Coordinated Care Delivery, Shared Savings and Bundled Payments, 4/14/2010
 - Source: McDermott Will & Emery (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicareís Opportunity to Encourage Innovation in Health Care Delivery, 3/4/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Episode-Based Payments: Charting a Course for Health Care Payment Reform, 1/1/2010
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Reform (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Payment Reform ó The Need to Harmonize Approaches in Medicare and the Private Sector, 1/7/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Will Health Care Reform Squeeze Doctors?, 4/6/2010
 - Source: National Journal (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Thinking Clearly About Payment Reform, 2/1/2010
 - Source: The American Journal of Managed Care (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  California Hospitals, Insurers Trying Out New Bundled Payment Pricing System, 4/26/2010
 - Source: California Healthline (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Will bundling include doctors? Medicare looking for alternative payment plans, 1/4/2010
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Will health care reform raise my taxes?, 2/23/2010
 - Source: Consumer Reports (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform Leaves Out Illegal Immigrants, 4/4/2010
 - Source: Associated Press (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform, Dual Eligibles & Coverage Expansion, 4/1/2010
 - Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Provisions in the Health Care Reform Law, 4/1/2010
 - Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Landmark Health Care Reform Legislation Significantly Expands Government's Ability to Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, 3/30/2010
 - Source: Foley and Lardner LLP (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Timeline for Health Care Reform Implementation: Health Insurance Provisions, 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  What Will Happen Under Health Reform Ė And Whatís Next? , 5/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Young, Uninsured, and Seeking Change: Health Coverage of Young Adults and Their Views on Health Reform, 1/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Reform: What Does It Mean for Young Adults? , 1/1/2010
 - Source: Childrenís Defense Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Addressing Health Care Market Reform Through an Insurance Exchange: Essential Policy Components, 6/17/2009
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  A Federalist Approach To Health Reform: The Worst Way, Except For All The Others, 6/11/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Key Senators Discuss Trimming Health Bill, 8/20/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Focus on Health Reform: Health Care Reform Proposals, 8/7/2009
 - Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Fannie Med? Why a ďPublic OptionĒ Is Hazardous to Your Health, 8/6/2009
 - Source: Cato Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  On the Fast Track, 4/13/2009
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Affording Shared Responsibility For Universal Coverage: Insights From California, 3/24/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Comparing the House and Senate Subsidies, 10/27/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Public Option and Insurance Exchange in The House Bill, 10/30/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Access and Affordability: An Update On Health Reform in Massachusetts, Fall 2008, 5/28/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Wealth, Income, And The Affordability of Health Insurance, 3/16/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Affordability Factor, 11/2/2009
 - Source: The National Journal (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Side-by-Side Comparison: Health Reform Bills, 11/13/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Insurance Reforms Must Include a Strong Individual Mandate, 10/14/2009
 - Source: Blue Cross Blue Shield Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform and the Federal Budget, 6/16/2009
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform: Asked and Answered, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The Briefing Room blog, the White House (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Room for Debate: Ideas for Fixing Health Care, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Baucus, Grassley Release Policy Options For Financing Comprehensive Health Care Reform, 5/18/2009
 - Source: Senate Finance Committee Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Care Rationing Rhetoric Overlooks Reality, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The GOP's Health-Care Alternative, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Most Want Health Reform But Fear Its Side Effects, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Highlighting Key Issues in Health Reform, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Focus on Health Reform: Health Care Reform Proposals, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Financing Health Care Reform, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Center for American Progress (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Mental Health Liaison GroupóPrinciples for Health Reform, 5/12/2009
 - Source: Mental Health Liaison Group Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Finding Resources for Health Care Reform and Bending the Health Care Cost Curve, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Side-By-Side Comparison of Major Health Reform Proposals, 7/31/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  After the Ruling: A Consumer's Guide, 6/28/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How each state will approach health care act, 7/12/2012
 - Source: USA Today (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Decision Time For States On The Affordable Care Act, 7/2/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs blog (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Ruling Puts Pressure on States to Act, 6/28/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Law Deadlines Under Pressure, 6/30/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  IPAB, Obamacare's Super-Legislature, 6/15/2012
 - Source: National Review Online (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Taxation Without Representation: The Illegal IRS Rule to Expand Tax Credits under the PPACA , 7/1/2012
 - Source: Case Western Reserve Research Paper Series in Legal Studies (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Could The Health Law End Up Back In Court? Opponents Think So, 7/18/2012
 - Source: NPR (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Yes, the Federal Exchange Can Offer Premium Tax Credits, 7/11/2012
 - Source: Health Reform Watch blog (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health law ruling reveals governors' split, 7/9/2012
 - Source: USA Today (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Who could fall between the cracks?, 7/3/2012
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Community Health Centers: The Challenge of Growing to Meet the Need for Primary Care in Medically Underserved Communities, 3/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Grantee Compliance with Requirements, 5/1/2012
 - Source: Government Accountability Office (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How the Supreme Courtís Medicaid Decision May Affect Health Centers: An Early Estimate, 7/19/2012
 - Source: Geiger Gibson /RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Addressing Chronic Disease through Community Health Workers: A Policy and Systems Level Approach, 1/1/2012
 - Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Future Role of Community Health Centers in a Changing Health Care Landscape, 1/1/2011
 - Source: The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Transforming Community Health Centers Into Patient-Centered Medical Homes: The Role of Payment Reform., 9/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Emerging Issues in the FQHC Prospective Payment System, 9/1/2011
 - Source: National Association of Community Health Centers (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  New Access Point Grant Awards, 6/20/2012
 - Source: Health Resources and Services Association (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Association Between Patient-Centered Medical Home Rating and Operating Cost at Federally Funded Health Centers, 6/24/2012
 - Source: Journal of American Medical Association (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Assessing and Addressing Legal Barriers to the Clinical Integration of Community Health Centers and Other Community Providers, 7/1/2012
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9Offsite Document  Medicaid Patients Seen At Federally Qualified Health Centers Use Hospital Services Less Than Those Seen By Private Providers, 7/1/2012
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9Offsite Document  Health Law Deadlines Under Pressure, 6/30/2012
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9Offsite Document  The Massachusetts and Utah Health Insurance Exchanges, 3/31/2012
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9Offsite Document  Establishing Health Insurance Exchanges: An Overview of State Efforts, 3/21/2012
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9Offsite Document  Establishing Health Insurance Exchanges: Three States' Progress, 7/1/2012
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9Offsite Document  Keeping Watch: Building State Capacity to Oversee Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports., 7/15/2012
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9Offsite Document  Rebalancing LongĀ]Term Services and Supports: Progress to Date and a Research Agenda for the Future, 6/14/2011
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9Offsite Document  Examining Medicaid Managed Long-Term Service And Support Programs: Key Issues To Consider, 10/12/2011
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9Offsite Document  States embracing Medicaid managed care, 9/30/2011
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9Offsite Document  Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services And Supports Expenditures, 4/6/2011
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9Offsite Document  Why Accountable Care Organizations Wonít Deliver Better Health Care Ė and Market Innovation Will, 4/18/2011
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9Offsite Document  Next Steps for ACOs, 1/31/2012
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9Offsite Document  Number of Uninsured Fell in 2011, Largely Due to Health Reform and Public Programs, 9/13/2012
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9Offsite Document  Monitoring the Impacts of Health Reform at the State Level: Using Federal Survey Data, 3/1/2011
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9Offsite Document  Medicare Makes Way for Baby Boomers, 1/3/2011
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8Briefing  Quality Care: Getting More Bang for the Buck?, 11/15/2013
Health care policy leaders are counting on public and private initiatives, such as paying for performance, to improve value in the health care equation in which cost and quality at times seem to be at odds. Health care costs are high and quality outcomes are low in several metrics, compared to other developed nations. And, studies have shown that costs vary among states and within states, and that regions with higher costs do not necessarily have higher quality.  
8Briefing  Community Health Centers: Can They Plug the Gaps in the Safety Net?, 7/23/2012
Currently, there are more than 1,100 community health centers providing care to approximately 20.2 million people in every state across the U.S. The centers, which have historically received bipartisan support, are in a unique position to serve the millions more who will gain coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nearly 40 percent of current CHC patients have no health insurance; approximately one third are children. Who do community health centers currently serve and how will this change as the health reform law plays out? How are CHCs faring in the current economic environment? Is there sufficient federal oversight of their operations? How are states and safety-net systems planning for 2014 and the challenges and opportunities presented under the ACA? What will be the impact of scheduled cuts to discretionary programs under the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the sequester)? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Centene Corporation sponsored a July 23 briefing. 
8Briefing  Program Integrity: How Much Money Can Combating Health Care Fraud and Abuse Save? , 3/5/2012
Headlines regularly call attention to pockets of fraudulent activity in the health care area--scams that amount to millions and potentially billions of dollars. The stories typically focus on catching the crooks but not so much on efforts to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in health care programs. Both types of efforts are important. With continued concerns about rising health care costs and the current focus on deficit reduction, how much money can be saved and put to better use by reducing waste, abuse and outright fraud? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Centene Corporation sponsored a March 5 briefing. The focus was not so much on the criminal aspect of the problem, but rather on how to coordinate the efforts of Medicaid, Medicare, the private sector and others to prevent and combat the waste, fraud and abuse. 
8Briefing  Inside Deficit Reduction: What Now?, 12/2/2011
The Budget Control Act of 2011 tasked six senators and six representatives, from both sides of the aisle, to find at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade. After weeks of deliberation, members of the ďSuper CommitteeĒ did not reach an agreement by the November 23 deadline. As a result, automatic spending cuts to defense and social welfare programs are set to kick in beginning in January 2013, leaving many questions about the short-term and long-term consequences of the committeeís failed negotiations. How will Congress and the executive branch react, especially in the context of a Presidential election campaign? What impact will a sequester have on the health care sector? Is Congress likely to devise alternatives by 2013, given such vast differences among lawmakers? How will implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be affected? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and four cosponsors presented a December 2 briefing. 
8Briefing  Medicaid Innovations: Can Managed Care Cut Costs and Improve Value?, 10/28/2011
According to a recent survey, a number of states have expressed interest in expanding managed care approaches within their Medicaid programs. But while managed care may present an opportunity for better delivery of care, it presents challenges within certain populations and geographic areas. What are the different models for managed care within the Medicaid program? What impact would these changes have on beneficiaries, providers and health plans? What have we learned from past efforts to expand managed care? How are states planning to use managed care to prepare for 2014, when 16 million newly qualified beneficiaries begin enrolling in Medicaid as authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Centene Corporation sponsored an October 28 briefing.  
8Briefing  Long-term Services and Supports: A Rebalancing Act, 10/3/2011
The ongoing debate over the federal budget and deficit reduction presents a balancing act for policy makers, as many compelling interests compete for scarce dollars. But for 10 million older adults and people with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, there is a ďrebalancing actĒ in progress. The aim is to serve more people at home and in the community, and fewer people in institutions. Are there sufficient home- and community-based programs in all states to address the aging population? The growing number of adults with disabilities? How can incentives in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be used to develop new approaches in home- and community-based services? How effective are existing federal initiatives to promote care in home- and community-based settings, such as the ďMoney Follows the PersonĒ program? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored an October 3 luncheon briefing.  
8Briefing  Preventing Chronic Disease: The New Public Health, 6/10/2011
The nation is facing an epidemic of chronic disease. There is a groundswell of activity in local communities to support healthier lifestyles and help people make long-lasting and sustainable changes that can reduce their risk for chronic diseases. A number of provisions in the health reform law are aimed directly at improving population health by addressing conditions where Americans, live, learn, work, and play - at their schools, worksites, restaurants and more. At this briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a distinguished panel addressed questions such as: Can this focus on the new public health be sustained in light of budget constraints on the federal, state, and local levels? How does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) relate to public health and prevention activities? How are resources in the $15 billion Public Health and Prevention fund, set up under the ACA, being deployed? What efforts are being made to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the health of communities nationwide?  
8Briefing  Community Coalitions: Pursuing Better Quality Health Care One Locality at a Time , 4/15/2011
Stakeholders in dozens of communities around the nation are taking action to improve quality of care locally by engaging in one or more collaborations. Many are engaged in one or more such initiatives as Aligning Forces for Quality, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project; Chartered Value Exchanges, sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ); and the Beacon Community Program, run by the Office of the National Coordinator for health information technology. What does each program offer? What goals do they have in common? How do they relate to a national quality strategy? This briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressed these questions and more. 
8Briefing  The State of Children's Health, Care and Coverage, 4/4/2011
A record 90 percent of children now have health coverage Ė one-third of whom are covered by public programs, Medicaid and CHIP. Yet about 7.5 million children remain uninsured, including 5 million who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP but not enrolled. Who are the at-risk kids? How are states faring with enrollment and retention? Are state budget issues creating a dilemma for kids' coverage programs? How will children and families be affected once major parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) become effective in 2014? What initiatives are in place to keep kids healthy? This luncheon briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance and the Centene Corporation, addressed these and related questions. 
8Briefing  Shared Medical Decision Making: We're in This Together , 2/14/2011
The relationship between patients and doctors has been changing from the traditional model in which a doctor decides on a treatment course without significant patient input. One way to facilitate shared decision making is through the use of decision support tools, which offer the patient high quality medical information in an easily understandable format. How do these tools work? How might shared decision making benefit patients, purchasers and providers of care? What role can shared decision making play in the larger effort to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care? How does the Affordable Care Act affect shared decision making? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform, the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making sponsored a February 14 briefing. 
8Briefing  Better Care - Lower Costs: Exploring the Promise of Patient Engagement, 3/5/2010
Engaging consumers more directly in their care may improve health outcomes and help control the costs of care. This program focused on the potential for changing consumer behavior to promote the use of effective interventions and discourage unnecessary care. Cosponsored by the AARP Public Policy Institute. 
8Briefing  Reforming the Health Care Delivery System: A Team Approach, 3/27/2009
There is an emerging consensus that health reform must encompass ways to improve quality and value in the system, and one of the prime targets for reform is the way care is delivered. Some health care organizations have combined thoughtful use of technology and better use of personnel to improve preventive care and treatment of chronic disease, obtain better outcomes, and offer additional job satisfaction to their health care workforce. This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance, Kaiser Permanente and the AFL-CIO, explored ways to enhance a team approach to care. 
8Briefing  How Wide Has the Window Opened for Health Reform?, 12/11/2008
Now that we know the next occupants of the White House and the composition of the next Congress, many Americans expect to see an effort to enact significant reform of Americaís health system. What are the prospects for expanding health coverage to the uninsured, given the recession? Will we see workable approaches to constraining health care costs and improving quality? Could the tax treatment of employer-sponsored health benefits change? Who will be the key players in health reform Ė in the Senate, the House and the Obama Administration? Can we avoid the hurdles encountered during previous efforts at significant health reform? This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Lessons on Coverage from Abroad: How Do the Dutch, German and Swiss Health Care Systems Do It?, 11/14/2008
The pre-election debate put health care reform ideas front and center. Now policymakers have to deal with translating theory into action under challenging economic conditions. Why completely reinvent the wheel when there are existing universal coverage systems that may have components the U.S. can learn from? This briefing, cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, provided an in-depth look at the very different approaches of Switzerland, Germany and Holland to providing near-universal coverage to their citizens. How is coverage provided in each system? How successful is each in achieving maximum coverage? What are the roles of private insurance and government in each? What mechanisms are in place, if any, to help each system manage in difficult economic times? Panelists addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Massachusetts Health Reform: A Giant Step Toward Universal Coverage? , 11/7/2008
The Massachusetts model, enacted in 2006, is being watched closely for lessons that might guide national efforts to reduce the number of uninsured and underinsured nationally. The ranks of the uninsured in Massachusetts have dropped dramatically, yet questions remain. Precisely, how is the pursuit of universal coverage progressing in Massachusetts? What impact, if any, are the reforms having on insurance costs? Are the newly insured able to actually get the care they need? Is subsidized coverage ďcrowding outĒ employer-sponsored coverage? How are employers responding to the reforms more generally? Can the state afford the subsidies as economic problems affect tax revenues? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored a November 7 luncheon briefing. 
8Briefing  Latino Health and National Health Reform, 8/13/2008
Hispanics will make up almost three out of every 10 people in the U.S. by 2050. What health concerns do Latinos have? What special prevention efforts are needed for this community? Will we have enough health professionals who are culturally competent to care for Latinos? How should national health reform proposals address the health needs of Latinos? Who should pay for the health care of undocumented immigrants without health coverage? This briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Using Medicare as Part of Coverage Expansion?, 6/6/2008
A new proposal by The Commonwealth Fund suggests, as a major component of moving toward coverage for all, a Medicare-like program that uninsured adults below the age of 65 could purchase voluntarily. This briefing, co-sponsored by the Fund, featured speakers both favoring and skeptical about this approach.  
8Briefing  Putting the Brakes on Health Care Costs: Would the Candidatesí Plans Work? Are There Better Solutions? , 6/3/2008
Would the health plans of Sens. Obama and McCain curb health care spending? Doubtful, said three respected health economists speaking at this briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Other solutions offer more cost-cutting potential, speakers said.  
8Briefing  Massachusetts Health Reform: Bragging Rights and Growing Pains, 5/19/2008
The Massachusetts health care reform plan has been a success in many ways, with more than 340,000 formerly uninsured residents gaining coverage. But the program is costing more than expected and the majority of the newly insured require hefty government subsidies that may not be sustainable. This briefing, cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, looked into the program's successes and challenges. 
8Briefing  Private Financing and High-level Functioning: Some International Approaches to Health Reform, 4/11/2008
While the United States delivers some of the best medical care in the world, there are major inefficiencies in our system. We have high rates of medical errors, millions without health insurance coverage, and lower utilization of advanced health information technology than most western European nations. What can we learn about coverage patterns and health care costs in other countries that might help inform our choices in the U.S.? This briefing, cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Health Care in the 2008 Elections: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Promoting a High-Performance Health System?, 3/14/2008
This event featured advocates for the health plans of Sens. Clinton, Obama and McCain describing key features of their candidates' plans and how the plans differ. A leadoff presentation by Sara Collins of The Commonwealth Fund offered the Fund's guidance for health reform proposals, with estimates of future savings if efficiencies proposed by the Fund were to be combined with universal health coverage. Cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.  
8Briefing  Health Information Technology and Privacy: Is There a Path to Consensus? , 2/29/2008
Why do Americans trust information technology when they do their banking, make airline reservations, pay their bills, and file their tax returns, but not to access their medical information electronically? Some believe that technology poses a serious threat to Americansí medical privacy rights; such people would add strict privacy protections to any health IT legislation. Others assert that the privacy risks are inconsequential, and that all health care providers should use electronic health records and participate in health information exchange networks. Whatís the best way to balance the move to electronic health records and other health IT applications against the need to protect the privacy of individualsí medical histories? This briefing, cosponsored with the Divided We Fail Initiative, addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Can We Contain Health Care Costs Without Compromising Quality?, 1/28/2008
With health care spending topping two trillion dollars in 2006, currently at 16 percent of gross domestic product and expected to rise to 20 percent by 2015, it is no surprise that most Americans are dissatisfied with the total cost of care. But who or what are the biggest culprits in a high cost system of care, and what can be done to contain costs? This briefing, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and the Alliance, addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Health Reform Lessons Learned: Veterans of 1993-94 Offer Advice to Today's Reformers, 1/18/2008
No matter who wins the White House and control of Congress in November, health reform legislation will likely be a front-burner issue for both House and Senate in 2009. The debates about reform, and the behind-the-scenes meetings, of 1993 and 1994 produced a wealth of knowledge on what should be done differently the next time Congress takes up this issue. What derailed health reform in 1994? What tactical and strategic decisions, in areas such as timing and content, affected the outcome? What part did outside groups play? How should the issue be approached differently the next time around? What are the appropriate roles for congressional and executive branch leadership in getting reform done? This briefing, cosponsored with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Health Reform Doís and Doníts: Veterans of the Early 90sí Health Reform Debate Offer Advice to Todayís Reformers, 12/12/2007
To offer guidance to todayís health reformers and reporters covering todayís reform efforts, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a December 12 briefing featuring veterans of the 1990s reform debates.  
8Briefing  STATE COVERAGE INITIATIVES: Will Moving Toward Universal Coverage Make the System Work Better for Everyone?, 10/26/2007
There is mounting evidence that the U.S. system is often financially inefficient and delivers poor quality. There is also research suggesting that having so many people without insurance can adversely affect the quality of care for everyone, even those with insurance. A new report by The Commonwealth Fund sets forth principles for providing universal coverage in ways that could promote a high performance health care system. Several states are already trying to reform their health care systems. How is implementation of universal coverage progressing in Massachusetts? How are negotiations moving forward in California and Pennsylvania to pass health care reform legislation? In addition to improving access and quality, what else should states do to improve the health and health care of their citizens? This briefing, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and the Alliance, addressed these and other important questions.  
8Briefing  HEALTH CARE and the '08 ELECTION: A Preview, 7/10/2007
As presidential candidates of both major parties woo the American public, particularly in early caucus and primary states, they are gravitating toward a common public concern: the U.S. health care system. Potential voters are well aware of rising premiums and higher out of pocket costs to families, the impact of high health care costs on Americaís economic competitiveness and on federal and state budgets, and the ever-growing number of uninsured Ė now nearly 45 million. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released in March shows that health care ranks as the second most important issue that the public would like discussed by presidential candidates for the 2008 election. 
8Briefing  AIMING HIGHER: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance , 6/15/2007
Following up on last yearís national scorecard on the U.S. health system performance, The Commonwealth Fund has developed a state scorecard to assess state variations in key areas of access, quality, hospital use and cost, equity and health outcomes. Results of the state-level comparisons were reviewed and analyzed at a luncheon briefing sponsored by the Fund and the Alliance for Health Reform.  
8Document  Lynda Flowers' Presentation, 8/3/2012
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8Document  Patti Killingsworth's Presentation, 8/3/2012
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8Document  Debra Lipson's Presentation , 8/3/2012
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8Document  Materials List, 10/28/2011
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8Document  Mason Presentation, 10/28/2011
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8Document  Smith Presentation, 10/28/2011
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8Document  Feder Presentation, 10/28/2011
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8Document  Event Summary, 10/28/2011
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8Document  Materials List, 10/14/2011
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8Document  Sourcelist, 10/14/2011
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8Document  Agenda, 10/14/2011
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8Document  Speaker Bios, 10/14/2011
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8Document  Event Summary, 10/11/2011
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8Document  Speaker Bios, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Agenda, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Materials List, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Event Summary, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Sourcelist, 10/3/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Koren Presentation, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Hornyak Presentation, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Woodcock Presentation, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Raphael Presentation, 10/3/2011
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8Document  Materials List, 9/12/2011
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8Document  Materials List: The Innovation Center: How Much Can It Improve Quality and Reduce Costs Ė and How Quickly?, 7/18/2011
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8Document  Melinda Abrams Presentation, 12/13/2010
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8Document  Kevin Grumbach Presentation, 12/13/2010
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8Document  Craig Jones Presentation, 12/13/2010
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8Document  Jeffrey Schiff Presentation, 12/13/2010
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8Document  Paul Grundy Presentation, 12/13/2010
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8Document  Getting the Most for Our Health Care Dollars: Shared Decision Making, 12/1/2010
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8Document  Materials List, 12/1/2010
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8Document  Event Summary, 11/22/2010
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8Document  Materials List, 11/10/2010
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8Document  Exit Poll Results, 11/3/2010
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8Document  Event Summary, 10/30/2010
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8Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 10/29/2010
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8Document  Source List , 10/27/2010
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8Document  Materials List, 10/20/2010
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8Briefing TranscriptFull Steam Ahead: Implementation Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Consumers , 9/8/2010
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8Document  Aligning Incentives in Medicare: Shared Decision Making and Its Implications for Medicare, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Stuart Guterman Presentation, 5/10/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (PowerPoint)
8Document  Materials List, 5/10/2010
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8Document  Nick Wolter Presentation, 5/10/2010
 - Source: Billings Clinic (PowerPoint)
8Document  Federal Employee Health Program Unlikely To Extend Young Adult Coverage On Parents' Plan This Year, 4/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  FAQ on Senate HIPAA Provisions on Financial Incentives, 12/3/2009
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8Document  Medical Treatment: Patients and Shared Decision Making, 11/25/2009
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8Document  Jocelyn Guyer Presentation, 11/13/2009
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8Document  Nate Checketts Presentation, 11/13/2009
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8Document  Stan Dorn Presentation, 11/13/2009
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8Document  Cathy van Beek Presentation, 11/6/2009
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8Document  Advocacy letter regarding Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, 10/30/2009
 - Source: AARP (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Rachel Nuzum's Presentation, 7/31/2009
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8Document  Bill Hoagland's Presentation, 7/31/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (PowerPoint)
8Document  Uwe Reinhardt's Presentation, 7/31/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (PowerPoint)
8Document  Materials List, 6/25/2009
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8Document  Reforming the Health Care Delivery System: A Team Approach, 3/27/2009
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8Document  Selected Experts, 3/27/2009
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8Briefing TranscriptBriefing: Reforming the Health Care Delivery System: A Team Approach, 3/27/2009
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8Document  Pathways to Universal Coverage: Payment Reform Strategies for Containing Costs, 3/20/2009
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8Briefing TranscriptHow Wide Has the Window Opened?, 12/11/2008
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8Document  How Wide Has the Window Opened for Health Reform?, 12/11/2008
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8Briefing TranscriptLessons on Coverage from Abroad: How Do the Dutch, German and Swiss Health Care Systems Do It?, 11/14/2008
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8Briefing TranscriptMassachusetts Health Reform: A Giant Step Toward Universal Coverage?, 11/7/2008
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Briefing TranscriptMedicare as a Building Block for Health Reform, 6/6/2008
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8Document  Two Distinct Approaches to Health Reform (Ed Howard), 6/3/2008
 - Source: Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform (PowerPoint)
8Document  Tax Benefits for Health Insurance and Expenses: Overview of Current Law and Legislation, 4/28/2008
 - Source: Congressional Research Service (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8ToolkitMedical Malpractice Reform: A Toolkit, 8/7/2013
Medical malpractice reform has been a contentious area of debate among health care policymakers. The resources in this new Toolkit, co-written by Shane Durkin and Erin Buchanan of the Alliance, will help you understand why this has been a partisan debate throughout the years and describe the research behind traditional tort reform. It will also help you understand the more innovative approaches being tested and what we should look forward to in the effort to reform the medical liability system.

The Toolkit includes:
  • Key facts about medical malpractice, including costs and types of physicians most at risk
  • An explanation of why medical malpractice reform has fallen to the states and what innovative approaches are being tested
  • Links to articles and reports explaining and analyzing these and past reforms
  • A list of health care experts who have been involved or written extensively on medical malpractice reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8ToolkitHealth Care Workforce: Physicians, 10/10/2012
A shortage of more than 90,000 physicians is predicted to occur within the next 10 years--including 45,000 primary care physicians and 46,000 surgeons and specialists. This toolkit, written by Beeta Rasouli of the Alliance, aims to provide an array of resources and perspectives that describe numerous challenges to assuring an adequate physician workforce and some of the proposed solutions under consideration. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Other PublicationLong-Term Care: Options in an Era of Health Reform, 3/9/2009
On March 9, 2009, the Alliance for Health Reform held a policy roundtable entitled "Long Term Care: Exploring the Possibilities," co-sponsored by The SCAN Foundation. The white paper produced for the roundtable was authored by Joshua Weiner of RTI International, with review and comments by Sheila Burke of Harvard University. The paper, "Long Term Care: Options in an Era of Health Care Reform" frames the main issues of long-term care financing and delivery and lays out a comprehensive set of reform options. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Offsite Document  Choice in Medical Care: When Should the Consumer Decide?, 6/25/2009
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8Offsite Document  Improving Quality Health Care: The Role of Consumer Engagement, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Consumer Choice in the Health Insurance and Provider Markets: A Look at the Evidence Thus Far, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Promoting Informed Choice: Transforming Health Care to Dispense Knowledge for Decision Making, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Next Up: Cost Control and Delivery System Reform, 11/12/2008
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8Offsite Document  Reforming the Health Care Delivery System, 4/10/2009
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8Offsite Document  Delivery System Reform Action Steps and Pay-for-Value Approaches, 11/4/2008
 - Source: Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  New Health Report: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Investment in Prevention, 6/19/2009
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8Offsite Document  Medicare: The Place To Start Delivery System Reform, 1/27/2009
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8Offsite Document  Payment Reform Alone Will Not Transform Health Care Delivery, 1/27/2009
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8Offsite Document  How Health Care Reform Can Lower the Costs of Insurance Administration, 7/16/2009
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Commission Plan Wins Some, Angers Others , 7/27/2009
 - Source: Kiaser Health News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Alternative Paths to a High Performance U.S. Health System: Impact of Three Approaches, 6/24/2009
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Capping the Tax Exclusion of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Is Equity Feasible?, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Urban Insitute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Financing Health Care Reform, 5/12/2009
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Financing Health Reform: A Plan to Ensure the Cost of Reform is Budget-Neutral, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Center for American Progress (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Mental Health Policy and Services Five Years After the Presidentís Commission Report, 11/1/2009
 - Source: Psychiatric Services (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Simplifying Health Insurance Choices, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Consumers Union Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Ensuring US Health Reform Includes Prevention and Treatment of Mental and Substances Abuse..., 5/26/2009
 - Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Care Reform and the Federal Budget, 6/16/2009
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Options for Financing Health Reform: Comparing the Impact of Selected Policy Options, 6/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Short Summary of the Patients' Choice Act, 5/20/2009
 - Source: Congressman Paul Ryan Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Consumer Confidence Index, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Putting Patients at the Center, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Roll Call (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Living Within Limits - Practical Lessons and Moral Choices: Where Economics Meets Ethics, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Princeton University Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  President Obama's Fiscal 2010 Budget: Transforming and Modernizing America's Health Care System, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Care Cost Monitor blog, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The Hastings Center (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Policy Brief: A Public Health Insurance Plan, 6/19/2009
 - Source: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Affairs Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Hospital Strains to Cut Elder Care Costs, 5/17/2009
 - Source: Boston Globe (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health CEO's for Health Reform Executive Summary, 6/12/2009
 - Source: New America Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  A Painless Way to Hold Down Health Costs?, 6/29/2009
 - Source: National Public Radio (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicaid Performance Bonus, 4/6/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Weathering the Storm: States Move Forward on Child and Family Health Coverage Despite Tough Economic Climate, 11/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Five Basic Facts on the Uninsured, 9/16/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Express Lane Eligibility Efforts: Lessons Learned from Early State Cross-Program Enrollment Initiatives, 8/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Children's Partnership Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Coverage Expansion and Simplification: Early Data on Program Impact, 10/1/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Access Data Assistance Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Ensign Wins Passage of Landmark Wellness Provision, 9/30/2009
 - Source: Senator Ensign (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Wellness Incentives Could Create Health-Care Loophole, 10/16/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  If Your Waistline Grows, Should Your Premiums, Too?, 10/8/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Big Brother Is Watching Your Weight, 10/21/2009
 - Source: Slate (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Is Congress Serious About Fighting Chronic Diseases?, 11/23/2009
 - Source: Roll Call (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Get Healthy -- Or Else, 2/27/2007
 - Source: Business Week (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  A Fix for the Utah Health Exchange, 12/21/2009
 - Source: The Salt Lake Tribune (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  What Is Affordable Health Care?, 10/28/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Finance Committee Health Reform Bill Makes Improvements, But Still Falls Short, 10/13/2009
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Mandates and Affordability , 10/31/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How Many Are Underinsured? Trends Among U.S. Adults, 2003 And 2007, 6/26/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Building on Success to Effectively Integrate Current Childrenís Coverage with National Health R, 8/1/2009
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Key Medicaid, CHIP, and Low-Income Provisions in H.R. 3962, 11/3/2009
 - Source: Georgetown Center for Children and Families Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Actuarial Study: Children Currently Enrolled In CHIP Will Face Higher Costs if Moved into Excha, 10/1/2009
 - Source: First Focus; Study conducted by Watson Wyatt Worldwide (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Burden of Health Care Costs for Working Families ó Implications for Reform, 7/30/2009
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  How Health Care Costs Contribute to Income Disparity in the United States, 3/20/2009
 - Source: McKinsey Global Institute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Baucus Plan: Implications for Small- and Medium-Sized Firms, 10/20/2009
 - Source: Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Ensuring Access to Affordable Health Insurance, 12/2/2009
 - Source: Heritage Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Insurance Insecurity: Families Are Losing Employer-Sponsored Insurance Coverage, 9/10/2009
 - Source: Office of Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Real Story On The Uninsured, 8/31/2009
 - Source: Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Uninsured, 8/22/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How Will the Uninsured Be Affected by Health Reform? Uninsured Non-Elderly, 8/27/2009
 - Source: Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Trying to Minimize a Crisis: The Myth That the Uninsured Estimate is Overstated , 9/20/2009
 - Source: Washington University in St. Louis Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Finding Resources for Health Reform and Bending the Health Care Cost Curve, 7/2/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Cooperatives Being Pushed as an Alternative to a Government Plan, 8/18/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  IRS Issues Notice on Tax Implications of Extending Coverage to Adult Children, 5/1/2010
 - Source: The Erisa Industry Committee (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Effect of the Health Reform Law on Arizona's Health Care Budget, 3/25/2010
 - Source: Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Evolving Beyond Traditional Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, 5/1/2007
 - Source: The Brookings Institution Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  How youíd Shop for Insurance after Health-Care Reform, 2/26/2010
 - Source: Consumer Reports (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How Health Reform Legislation Will Affect Medicare Beneficiaries, 3/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: Key Changes to the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit Coverage Gap, 3/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Q+A: How does healthcare overhaul affect Medicare?, 3/22/2010
 - Source: Reuters (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Long-Term Services and Supports Provisions in Health Reform, 3/1/2010
 - Source: National Council on Aging Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Holding the Line on Medicaid and CHIP: Key Questions and Answers About Health Care Reformís Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements, 3/26/2010
 - Source: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  New Health Initiatives Put Spotlight on Prevention, 4/4/2010
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  11 Strategies for Payment Reform in Primary Care, 3/31/2010
 - Source: Health Leaders Media (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help, 2009 Update, 1/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions about Medicare Advantage, 4/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Focus on Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Chronic Care: A Call to Action for Health Reform, 2/26/2009
 - Source: AARP Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The Mississippi Delta's Healthcare Blues -- Noam Levey, 6/3/2010
 - Source: Los Angeles Time (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  HHS Outlines Rule for Young Adult Health Coverage, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Medpage Today  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Affordable Health Insurance for Young Adults:Which health plan or policy is best? We offer healthcare coverage advice for 8 different situations, 4/1/2010
 - Source: US News and World Report (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Young adults eager for parents' health insurance plans, 5/1/2010
 - Source: HULIQ.com (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Guidance for New Option for Coverage of Individuals under Medicaid, 4/9/2010
 - Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The Crossroads of Telehealth, Electronic Health Records, and Health Information Exchange, 1/1/2010
 - Source: The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Implementing Health Reform: The Appeals Process, 7/25/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Key Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 6/2/2010
 - Source: PHI National Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Overview of Center for Connected Health Policy, 10/7/2010
 - Source: Center for Connected Health Policy (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The New Health Care Refrom Law Through the Cancer Lens: Key Provisions Affecting Cancer Patients and Survivors, 3/30/2010
 - Source: American Cancer Society (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Implications of Health Care: An Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Center for American Progress (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  What Health Care Reform Means for Your Business, 3/22/2010
 - Source: CNN Money (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  One in four employers expect health reformís 2011 requirements to add 3% or more to next year's cost, 5/20/2010
 - Source: Mercer (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  New Report Shows 79.9 Percent of California Small Businesses Eligible for Health Care Tax Credits, 7/15/2010
 - Source: FamiliesUSA (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Towers Watson (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Viewpoints Q&A: Health Care Reform Update, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Towers Watson (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,2006418,00.htm, 7/26/2010
 - Source: Time (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  NSBA Chair Testifies on Health Care Reform, 10/20/2009
 - Source: National Small Business Association (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Designing a Consumer Health Assistance Program, 8/1/2010
 - Source: FamiliesUSA (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Coverage of Dependent Children to Age 26 Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 8/1/2010
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Care Reform Affects Cancer on Many Fronts: More Coverage for Treatment and Prevention Planned, 8/1/2010
 - Source: Cancer Scope (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Issues for State High-Risk Pools with Implementation of National Health Reform, 6/1/2010
 - Source: State Health Access Data Assistance Center  Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Enrollment in 2014: Whatís at Stake for States?, 6/14/2010
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Implementing Insurance Market Reforms Under the Federal Health Reform Law, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces New Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, 7/1/2010
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS.gov (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Coverage for the High-Risk Uninsured: Policy Options for Design of the Temporary High-Risk Pool, 5/1/2010
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Reform Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Medicine Means Sometimes Having to Say You Are Sorry -- Joanne Kenen, 4/2/2010
 - Source: Miller-McCune (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Why the Health Reform Wars Have Only Just Begun, 7/6/2010
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health care team tackles cost and quality of care for dual-eligible patients, 6/13/2011
 - Source: Washington Health Policy Week in Review (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Long term services and supports and chronic care coordination: Policy advances enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 4/1/2010
 - Source: National Institute for State Health Policy Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health reform that passes the buck is short-sighted, 7/18/2011
 - Source: U.S. News & World Report (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Tracking and sharing observations from daily life could transform chronic care management, 3/3/2010
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Consumer Risks Feared as Health Law Spurs Mergers, 11/20/2011
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicare Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): Summary and Timeline, 1/21/2011
 - Source: The New York Times Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  National Health Care Reform and the Publicís Health, 3/1/2011
 - Source: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Spotlight on Prevention: Why Strategies that Make Us Healthier are Key to Health Reform, 7/16/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Identifying, Monitoring, and Assessing Promising Innovations: Using Evaluation to Support Rapid-Cycle Change, 6/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Accountable Care organizations: The End of Innovation in Medicine, 2/1/2011
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute for Policy Research Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Will Be Central to Health Reformís Success, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Innovation Profile: Patient- and Family-Centered Care Initiative is Associated with High Patient Satisfaction and Positive Outcomes For Total Joint Replacement Patients, 7/21/2010
 - Source: AHRQ Healthcare Innovations Exchange (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Pilot Plan on Health an Option for States, 6/8/2010
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Federal Support and Standards for Medicaid and Exchange Information Technology System, 11/3/2010
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Medicaid and Long-Term Care Services and Supports, 3/1/2011
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  With Health Care Reform, Income Swings May Mean Loss of Coverage, 2/3/2011
 - Source: U.S. News & World Report (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  States Must Reduce Churn from Medicaid, Exchanges, 4/1/2011
 - Source: Managed Healthcare Executive  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Churning in ObamaCare, 3/30/2011
 - Source: National Center for Policy Analysis (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Coordinating Medicaid and the Exchange in New York, 5/1/2011
 - Source: United Hospital Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Families with Mixed Eligibility for Public Coverage: Navigating Medicaid, CHIP, and Uninsurance, 6/23/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs Web Exclusive (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges: Eight Diffcult Issues - Executive Summary, 9/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Improving Medicaid's Continuity of Coverage and Quality of Care, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Association for Community Affiliated Plans (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Researchers Expect Income Changes to Spur Movement Between Medicaid, Insurance Exchanges, 2/3/2011
 - Source: ModernHealthcare (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Hitting a Moving Target: Income- Related Subsidies for the Uninsured, 6/1/2000
 - Source: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Battery-Powered Health Insurance? Stability in Coverage of the Uninsured, 12/1/2003
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Churn Churn Churn: How Instability of Health Insurance Shapes America's Uninsured Problem, 11/1/2003
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Issues in Health Reform: How Changes in Eligibility May Move Millions Back and Forth between Medicaid and Insurance Exchanges, 2/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  In Reversal, ĎMatch Dayí Sees Rise in Students Seeking Family-Medicine Residencies, 3/18/2010
 - Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education. (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Policy Brief: Accountable Care Organizations, 8/13/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Structuring Payment for Medical Homes, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Group Health Medical Home at Year Two: Cost Savings, Higher Patient Satisfaction, And Less Burnout for Providers, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Primary Care and Accountable Care Ė Two Essential Elements of Delivery-System Reform, 12/10/2009
 - Source: The New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Family Doctor: A Remedy for Health-Care Costs?, 7/6/2009
 - Source: Businessweek (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  CMS Introduces New Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Initiatives to Better Coordinate Care, 11/16/2010
 - Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How Physician Practices Could Share Personnel and Resources To Support Medical Homes, 6/22/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Patient-Centered Medical Home: What, Why and How?, 5/1/2009
 - Source: IBM Global Business Services (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  If You Build It, Will They Come? Designing Truly Patient-Centered Health Care, 5/1/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  A Nationwide Survey of Patient-Centered Medical Home Demonstration Projects, 5/17/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Policy Brief: Patient-Centered Medical Homes, 9/14/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Promise and Peril for Primary Care, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Annals of Internal Medicine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Outcomes of Implementing Patient Centered Medical Home Interventions: A Review of the Evidence from Prospective Evaluation Studies in the United States, 11/16/2010
 - Source: Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Multi-Stakeholder Movement for Primary Care Renewal and Reform, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Reimbursement Prognosis for Advanced Nurses Fuzzy, 11/17/2010
 - Source: Denverpost.com (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Nursing Shortage Expected to Worsen, 11/16/2010
 - Source: Florida Today.com (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Healthcare Reform and Nurses: Challenges and Opportunities, 5/6/2010
 - Source: Medscape (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Gov't Care: A Victory For Special Interests, 8/6/2009
 - Source: CATO Institute  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  HRSA study finds nursing workforce is growing, 11/22/2010
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Nursesí Role in the Future of Health Care, 11/18/2010
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Direct-Care Workforce and Long-Term Care Provisions, 6/2/2010
 - Source: PHI Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Occupational Projections for Direct-Care Workers 2008Ė2018, 2/1/2010
 - Source: PHI Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Who Are Direct-Care Workers?, 2/1/2010
 - Source: PHI Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Letís Uphold Scope-of-Practice Rules, 11/8/2010
 - Source: Internal Medicine News  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Quality: Filling Primary Care Gaps with Nurses, 4/14/2010
 - Source: New America Foundation  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges: Implementation and Data Considerations for State and Existing Models for Comparison, 10/20/2010
 - Source: State Health Access Data Assistance Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The Physician Workforce: Labor Day Special, 9/7/2010
 - Source: Deloitte (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Hospitals Lure Doctors Away From Private Practice, 10/13/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Harvard Looks to Lift Primary Care Gift to Launch Center for Front-line Doctors, 10/28/2010
 - Source: Boston Globe (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Physician Shortage Projected to Soar to More Than 91,000 in a Decade, 10/11/2010
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Report to the Congress: Aligning Incentives in Medicare, 6/1/2010
 - Source: MedPAC Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Will the United States Have a Shortage of Physicians in 10 Years, 11/1/2009
 - Source: Health Care Financing and Organization Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Washington Health Policy Week in Review: MedPAC urges Changes in Doctor Training to Streamline Care, 6/15/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How Many Physicians? How Much Does It Matter?, 10/1/2009
 - Source: Journal of the American Medical Assocation  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  What Influences Medical Student & Resident Choices?, 3/1/2009
 - Source: The Robert Graham Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  New UCSF Report Identifies Steps to Increase Diversity in Medical Workforce, 4/13/2010
 - Source: UCSF News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Sebelius Announces New $250 Million Investment to Strengthen Primary Health Care Workforce, 6/16/2010
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  GAO Announces Appointments to New National Health Care Workforce Commission, 9/30/2010
 - Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Whatís in Healthcare Reform for Small Businesses?, 10/20/2010
 - Source: Small Business Majority Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  More Residency Slots Needed to Curb Worsening Physician Shortages, 10/20/2010
 - Source: AAFP News Now (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medical School Enrollment Shows Diversity Gains, 10/13/2010
 - Source: Association of American Medical Colleges (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  U.S. Census Data Indicate Physician Workforce May Be Smaller, Younger Than Expected, Study Says, 11/1/2009
 - Source: AAFP News  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Preparing Medical Students for the Continual Improvement of Health and Health Care: Abraham Flexner and the New ĎPublic Interestí, 9/1/2010
 - Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act: Eight Difficult Issues, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund\ (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  AHIP Voices Concerns With Oversight Rules for Insurance Exchanges, 10/20/2010
 - Source: California Healthline (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Services to be Connected; Broadband Project Will Help Link Providers to Their Patients Who Live in Rural Parts of the State, 9/29/2009
 - Source: Charleston Daily Mail  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Are the Stars Aligning for Telemedicine's Success?, 7/20/2009
 - Source: CNET News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  ACOs at Mid-Launch: Moving Forward But Challenges Ahead, 5/1/2012
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Management: Expert Voices Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Improving Health Care Value Through Increased Access to Palliative Care, 4/1/2012
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Management Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  From Volume to Value: Better Ways to Pay for Health Care, 9/1/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  What We Talk about When We Talk about Health Care Costs, 2/16/2012
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Throwing Darts: Americansí Elusive Search for Health Care Cost Control, 6/1/2011
 - Source: Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Preventive Services Without Cost Sharing, 12/28/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Divide Et Impera: Protecting the Growth of Health Care Incomes (Costs)., 1/1/2012
 - Source: Health Economics Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Tiered Provider Networks as a Strategy to Improve Health Care Quality and Efficiency, 2/1/2012
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Management Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The Performance Imperative: Utilizing a Coordinated, Community-Based Approach to Enhance Care and Lower Costs for Chronically Ill Patients., 4/1/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Role of Prevention in Bending the Cost Curve., 10/1/2011
 - Source: Urban Insititute: Health Policy Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  WellPoint steers patients toward ED visit alternatives, 7/25/2011
 - Source: Amednews.com (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Nonurgent Use of Hospital Emergency Departments, 5/11/2011
 - Source: Statement Before the U.S. Senate, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Law May Accelerate Growth In Urgent Care Centers, 12/7/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Toward Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations: Issues for Policymakers' Consideration in Integrating a Safety Net into Health Care Reform Implementation, 1/1/2012
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Chronic disease management, 2/23/2011
 - Source: Health Reform GPS, (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Reform: Uncompensated Care Costs and Reductions in Medicaid DSH Payments, 10/15/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Potential Impact of Affordable Care Act-Mandated Medicare DSH Cuts on Urban Safety-Net Hospitals, 1/1/2011
 - Source: National Association of Urban Hospitals  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Reform Holds Both Risks and Rewards For Safety-Net Providers and Racially And Ethnically Diverse Patients, 10/1/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Improving Health Care Access For Low-Income People: Lessons From Ascension Health's Community Collaboratives, 7/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, 6/6/2012
 - Source: CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Counting Change: Measuring Prices, Costs, and Spending, 3/1/2012
 - Source: Robert Wood Johsnons Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Uninsured: A Primer, 10/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Value of Health Insurance: Few of the Uninsured Have Adequate Resources to Pay Potential Hospital Bills, 5/1/2011
 - Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Research Brief Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  When a Community Has a Higher Rate of Uninsured Residents, Does That Affect Care for Those With Insurance?, 9/19/2011
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Stressed States Open Doors to Medicaid Managed Care, 3/1/2011
 - Source: Managed Care Magazine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Innovative Medicaid Initiatives to Improve Service Delivery and Quality of Care: A Look at Five State Initiatives, Executive Summary, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Refocusing Responsibility For Dual Eligibles: Why Medicare Should Take the Lead, 10/1/2011
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  States Are Limiting Medicaid Hospital Coverage in Search For Savings, 10/24/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  States Pushing Managed Long-Term Care For Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Patients, 2/22/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  A Profile of Medicaid Managed Care Programs in 2010: Findings from a 50-State Survey, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  GOP Govs Unveil Medicaid Reform Principles, 6/13/2011
 - Source: Republican Governors Association (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Changing the way we receive medical care, 8/26/2011
 - Source: Chicago Tribune (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Desperately Seeking Savings: States Shift More Medicaid Enrollees To Managed Care, 1/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Eight Key Lessons for Managing Care in Medicaid in 2011 and Beyond, 5/7/2011
 - Source: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Effects of a Pregnancy Management Program On Birth Outcomes in Managed Medicaid, 4/1/2011
 - Source: Managed Care Magazine Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Conn. has big Medicaid change in works, 2/9/2011
 - Source: The New Haven Register (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Report to the Congress: The Evolution of Managed Care in Medicaid, 6/1/2011
 - Source: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  For Governors, Medicaid Looks Ripe for Slashing, 1/28/2011
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Section 4108 of the Affordable Care Act: Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases, 3/1/2011
 - Source: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Managed care explained: Why a Medicaid innovation is spreading, 5/31/2011
 - Source: Stateline (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Insurers See Growing Risks As Well As Revenues in Medicaid Managed Care, 8/29/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Chapter 6: Medicaid Managed Care, 1/1/2011
 - Source: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Assessing the Financial Health of Medicaid Managed Care Plans and the Quality of Patient Care They Provide, 6/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Moving Ahead Amid Fiscal Challenges: A Look at Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy Trends, 10/26/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Census Numbers: The Safety Net Is Working, 9/15/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines, 1/20/2011
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Effects of Medicaid Coverage- Learning from the Oregon Experiment, 7/1/2011
 - Source: The New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Young Adults Seeking Medical Care: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter?, 1/1/2011
 - Source: National Center for Health Statistics (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Mixed Signals: Trends in Americansí Access to Medical Care, 2007-2010, 8/1/2011
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2011, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Who are the Uninsured Eligible for Premium Subsidies in the Health Insurance Exchanges, 12/1/2010
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change Research Brief Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2011 Current Population Survey, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Why Do You Care Whether Iím Insured?, 10/5/2011
 - Source: National Center for Policy Analysis (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 9/1/2011
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Census Numbers: The Trend Toward Government Coverage Continues, 9/14/2011
 - Source: The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Young Adults Make Gains in Health Insurance Coverage, 9/21/2011
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Debt Ceiling Deal: Kicking the Can Down the Road, 8/2/2011
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How debt dealís panel could affect health spending, 8/30/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How Debt Ceiling Shenanigans Could Damage Healthcare, 8/11/2011
 - Source: HealthLeaders Media (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Care Recommendations from Previous Bipartisan Deficit-Reduction Groups, 8/2/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Fallback Cuts or Super Committee Concoction - Choosing Health Careís Policy Poison, 8/31/2011
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Five cuts the debt commission might make to Medicare, Medicaid, 8/1/2011
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How the Potential Across-the-Board Cuts in the Debt Limit Deal Would Occur, 8/8/2011
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Budget Trigger and Health Reform, 8/4/2011
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicare Spending and Financing Fact Sheet, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Care Policy in an Age of Austerity, 8/31/2011
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Effects of the Budget Control Act of 2011, 8/9/2011
 - Source: Health Care Reform Insights (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Public Opinion on Health Care Issues, 5/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Medicare, Medicaid Advocates Cast Wary Eye On Budget Deal, 8/2/2011
 - Source: National Public Radio (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Budget Control Act Agreement: Fact Sheet, 8/1/2011
 - Source: Congressional Quarterly Publication Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The Budget Control Act of 2011: Implications for Medicare, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicare pay cuts among tough choices for bipartisan debt panel, 8/22/2011
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  RSC One-Pager: Key Dates in the Budget Control Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-25), 8/3/2011
 - Source: Republican Study Committee, Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Sequestration Procedures Under the 1985 Balanced Budget Act, 9/27/2001
 - Source: CRS Report Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Statutory Budget Controls in Effect Between 1985 and 2002, 7/1/2011
 - Source: CRS Report (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Rebalancing Long Term Services and Supports: Progress to Date and a Research Agenda for the Future, 6/14/2011
 - Source: The Hilltop Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  In Brief: Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Great Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports, 1/1/2011
 - Source: AARP Public Policy Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Stakeholder Dialogues Summary Report, 10/3/2011
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Implementing the Affordable Care Act: New Options for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services, 10/1/2011
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  How The Affordable Care Act Can Help Move States Toward A High-Performing System of Long-Term Services and Supports, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  PHI Facts 3, 2/1/2011
 - Source: Paraprofesssional Healthcare Institute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Home and Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports for Older People, 5/1/2011
 - Source: AARP Public Policy Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  National Spending for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), 3/15/2011
 - Source: National Health Policy Forum (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicaid and Long-Term Care Services and Supports, 3/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Money Follows the Person: A 2010 Snapshot, 2/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Stressed and Strapped: Caregivers in California, 9/1/2011
 - Source: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Policy Brief: The CLASS Act, 5/12/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  49 Suggestions for Cutting Billions in Stateís Medicaid Costs, 2/15/2011
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicaid: A Program of Last Resort for People Who Need Long-Term Services and Supports, 5/1/2011
 - Source: AARP Public Policy Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving, 1/1/2011
 - Source: AARP Public Policy Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Community Services and Long-term Supports: Balancing, 8/29/2011
 - Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Community Living Initiative (CLI) Ė Key Advances During the Year of Community Living, 10/3/2011
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Obamacare and the CLASS Act: Creating a Long-Term Care Entitlement Burden, 1/19/2011
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers, 9/1/2011
 - Source: AARP, The Commonwealth Fund & The SCAN Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Issue Brief: State Lawmaker's Guide to Evaluating Medicaid Expansion Projections, 9/7/2012
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Impact of PPACA on Employment-Based Health Coverage of Adult Children to Age 26, 1/1/2012
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Census Releases 2011 CPS Estimates of Insurance Coverage, 9/12/2012
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Article written by Republican Senator (South Carolina) Jim DeMint: Three Things You Need to Know About Todayís Census Uninsured Report, 9/12/2012
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Care Coordination in Fee-for-service Medicare, 6/1/2012
 - Source: SHADAC Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Fact Sheet Ė Differences between CPS ASEC and ACS, 9/18/2012
 - Source: United States Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  NQF Endorses Care Coordination Measures, 8/10/2012
 - Source: National Quality Forum (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Transforming Community Health Centers into Patient-Centered Medical Homes: The Role of Payment Reform, 9/28/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MMLTSS): Increasing State Interest and Implications for Consumers, Quality of Care, Providers and Costs, 5/11/2012
 - Source: National Health Policy Forum Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Are Higher-Value Care Models Replicable?, 10/20/2009
 - Source: National Health Policy Forum (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Analysis and Recommendations for the Implementation of Managed Care in Medicaid and Medicare Programs for People with Disabilities, 2/27/2012
 - Source: National Council on Disability (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports: What Distinguishes High- from Low-Ranking States?, 5/9/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  South Carolina's View: The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion is the Wrong Approach, 9/6/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Reforming Medicare Option: Raise the Medicare Eligibility Age, 6/1/2012
 - Source: AARP Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Obama Administration Continues Moving Forward to Implement Health Care Law by Releasing Final Rules on Employment-Based Wellness Programs, 5/29/2013
 - Source: United States Department of Labor (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Senior Protection Plan, 11/1/2012
 - Source: Center for American Progress Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Medicare Essential: An Option To Promote Better Care And Curb Spending Growth, 5/1/2013
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicare Essential: A Policy Proposal to Enhance Benefits, Improve Care, and Lower Health System Costs, 5/6/2013
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Blog (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Raising the Age of Medicare Eligibilty: A Fresh Look Following Implementation of Health Reform , 7/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, 5/21/2013
 - Source: United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Presidentís and Other Bipartisan Proposals to Reform Medicare, 5/21/2013
 - Source: Medicare Rights Center (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  A Bipartisan Rx for Patient -Centered Care and System-Wide Cost Containment, 4/1/2013
 - Source: Bipartisan Policy Center (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  PCMH Initiative Produced Modest Economic Results for Veterans Health Administration, 2010-2012, 6/1/2014
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers, 9/9/2011
 - Source: AARP, The Commonwealth Fund, and The SCAN Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  What Supreme Court health care ruling means to business, 6/28/2012
 - Source: Post Tribune (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al, 6/28/2012
 - Source: The Supreme Court of the United States Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Where States Stand on Implementing Health Care Law, 6/28/2012
 - Source: Associated Press (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Centers for Urgent Care, 3/27/2011
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Care on Aisle 7: The Growing Phenomenon of Retail Clinics, 9/15/2010
 - Source: RAND Health (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Why the Grey's Anatomy Myth Clouds the Real Value of Emergency Care, 4/11/2011
 - Source: TIME (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Ensuring Access to After-Hours Care, 4/1/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Policy Implications of the Use of Retail Clinics, 9/20/2010
 - Source: RAND Health (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  2011 Grant Award Process Highlighted Need and Special Populations and Merits Evaluation, 5/1/2012
 - Source: Government Accountability Office (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Video: WellPoint Helps Reduce ER Overuse , 6/18/2012
 - Source: WellPoint, Inc.  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  We lost on health care. But the constitution won., 7/1/2012
 - Source: Washington Post, Outlook (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Hail to the Chief (John Roberts, That Is): Thoughts on the Legislative Implications of Todayís Ruling., 6/28/2012
 - Source: Brookings (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Individual Mandate: How Sweeping?, 3/21/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Establishing Health Insurance Exchanges: An Overview of State Efforts, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Obamacare Silver Linings: A Limited Victory for Limited Government, 6/28/2012
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Market Reforms: Guaranteed Issue, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Market Reforms: Rate Restrictions, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand, 6/28/2012
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  For Health Sector: Forward, March, 6/29/2012
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  A Guide to the Supreme Courtís Affordable Care Act Decision, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The Supreme Courtís Medicaid Ruling: ĎA Shift In Kind, Not Merely Degreeí, 6/28/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Decision Time for States on the Affordable Care Act.Ē , 7/2/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  ACA Implementation-Monitoring and Tracking: Maryland Site Visit Report, 3/1/2012
 - Source: The Urban Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Briefing  The Health of Safety-Net Hospitals: How are They Faring? Whatís the Outlook?, 6/4/2012
Safety-net hospitals play a critical role in providing care to vulnerable populations, especially at a time when employer-sponsored coverage has declined and the demand for safety-net services has gone up. While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) creates some opportunities for safety-net providers, it also presents significant challenges. Who does the safety-net system currently serve and how will this change as the health reform law plays out? How are safety-net hospitals faring in the current economic environment and how are they altering the way they provide care right now? What are some policy options for sustaining financial viability of safety-net hospitals in the short-term and long-term? The Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund cosponsored this briefing to answer these and related questions. 
7Briefing  Tax Treatment of Health Insurance: A Primer, 12/5/2008
In recent months, the tax treatment of health insurance has gained a lot of attention Ė both during the presidential campaign and in health reform debates in Congress. What is the current tax treatment of employer-sponsored health insurance? How does the tax treatment of health insurance impact employers? How does it impact employees? Do some workers benefit more than others from the current tax subsidies? Does altering the tax treatment of health insurance have the potential to expand or diminish coverage? Will cost containment efforts lead policy makers to consider altering the tax treatment of health insurance? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation sponsored a December 5 briefing.  
7Briefing  Primary Care Innovation: The Patient-Centered Medical Home , 9/22/2008
It is widely accepted that the U.S. health care system, although touted by some as the ďbest system in the world,Ē has room for improvement. Care is often fragmented and lacks coordination, which compromises quality and efficiency. Incentives for providers have not caught up with the demographics of chronic care. Can health care be refocused from acute care services to the management of chronic conditions? Is payment reform the first step in restructuring health care delivery? What part can private integrated delivery systems play? Are different models needed in large group practices and smaller ones? What challenges face policymakers in the current climate of health care reform? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored a September 22 briefing. 
7Briefing  Comparative Effectiveness: Can We Get Better Health Value for the Dollars We Spend?, 4/4/2008
Comparative effectiveness research holds out the tantalizing prospect of making it easier for patients and their doctors to choose the best treatment. Who should conduct such research -- government, the private sector or some combination? Who should decide which interventions to evaluate? Who will pay for it? This briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressed these and related questions. 
7Briefing  Employer-Based Coverage: Shore It Up or Ship It Out?, 9/21/2007
Employer-sponsored coverage rates have been steadily falling, from 66 percent of non-elderly Americans in 2000 to slightly below 60 percent in 2006. Experts cite rising premium costs and workforce changes as factors driving the erosion in such coverage. What are the pros and cons of employer-sponsored coverage? Who is losing coverage and why? Is it possible to maintain or improve health coverage for employees and also prevent jobs from moving overseas? This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, explored these and related questions.  
7Document  Materials List, 8/13/2012
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7Document  Agenda, 8/13/2012
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7Document  Source List, 8/13/2012
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7Document  Arthur A. Gianelli's Presentation - NuHealth Systems, 6/4/2012
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7Document  Deborah Bachrach's Presentation - Manatt Health Solutions, 6/4/2012
 (PowerPoint)
7Document  Pamela Riley's Presentation - The Commonwealth Fund, 6/4/2012
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7Document  Materials List, 12/2/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Speaker Bios, 12/2/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Agenda, 12/2/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Source List, 12/2/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Hayes Presentation, 12/2/2011
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7Document  Event Summary, 12/2/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 10/28/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Briefing TranscriptInside Deficit Reduction: What It Means for Medicare, 10/11/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Briefing TranscriptPreventing Chronic Disease: The New Public Health, 6/10/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Graham Presentation: Community Quality Initiatives- Aligning Forces for Quality , 4/14/2011
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7Briefing TranscriptShared Medical Decision Making: We're in This Together, 2/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Potential of Shared Decision Making to Reduce Health Disparities, 2/14/2011
 - Source: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Materials List, 10/27/2010
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7Document  Terry Gardiner, 10/22/2010
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7Document  Sara Collins, 10/20/2010
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7Document  Timothy Jost, 10/20/2010
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7Document  Tricia Neuman Presentation, 5/7/2010
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7Document  Tom Ault Presentation, 5/7/2010
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7Document  Aligning Ethics with Medical Decision-Making: The Quest for Informed Patient Choice, 3/1/2010
 - Source: Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Simon Stevens' Presentation, 7/13/2009
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7Document  Gail Wilensky's Presentation, 7/13/2009
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7Document  States Explore Shared Decision Making, 6/24/2009
 - Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Letter to Congress , 6/19/2009
 - Source: Many Organizations (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Unmet Medical Needs of Indigent, Uninsured Americans, 6/1/2009
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Mental Illness Chronic Care Improvement Act of 2009, 6/1/2009
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Behavioral Health / Primary Care Integration and the Person-Centered Healthcare Home, 4/1/2009
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Findings from a National Survey of Physicians, 2/1/2009
 - Source: Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Briefing TranscriptTax Treatment of Health Insurance: A Primer, 12/5/2008
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7Document  Evidence Based Medicine and Shared Decision Making: The Challenge of Getting Both Evidence and Preferences into Health Care, 12/1/2008
 - Source: Patient Education and Counseling (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Tax Exclusion for Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Policy Issues Regarding the Repeal, 11/21/2008
 - Source: Congressional Research Service (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Briefing TranscriptLatino Health and National Health Reform, 8/13/2008
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Rep. Tom Price Presentation, 6/6/2008
 - Source: PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint)
7Document  Steve Lieberman Presentation, 6/6/2008
 - Source: PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint)
7Document  ďCandidatesí Health-Care Ideas May Not Offer Immediate CureĒ, 4/28/2008
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Analyses of the Candidates' Plans, 3/7/2008
 - Source: Bob Laszewski's Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Hillary Clinton's Healthcare Costs Agenda, 3/1/2008
 - Source: Hillary Clinton for President Campaign Website (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  John McCain's Straight Talk on Health Care Reform, 3/1/2008
 - Source: John McCain for President Campaign Website (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Barack Obama's Plan for a Healthy America (Excerpted), 3/1/2008
 - Source: Barack Obama for President Campaign Website (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Offsite Document  Medicare Not the Model for Reform, 4/15/2008
 - Source: TheHill.com (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Democratic Hopefuls Agree on Medicare as Healthcare Model, 1/21/2008
 - Source: LA Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Clinton, Obama & Edwards Agree on Medicare-style Option, 1/22/2008
 - Source: Wall Street Journal Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  We Seek Bipartisan Health Care, 5/22/2008
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Presidentís Medicare Budget: A First Step Toward Entitlement Reform, 2/5/2008
 - Source: WebMemo: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Insuring the Near Elderly: The Potential Role for Medicare Buy-in Plans, 1/2/2002
 - Source: Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Building Blocks of Health Reform: Achieving Universal Coverage and Health System Savings, 5/13/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Health Care Delivery System: A Blueprint for Reform, 10/31/2008
 - Source: Center for American Progress (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Accountable Health Organizations Enter Policy Spotlight, 4/13/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Statement of Roger Feldman, 9/23/2008
 - Source: House Committee on Ways and Means (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  2008 Presidential Candidate Health Care Proposals: Side-by-Side Summary, 11/6/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  An Examination of the Wyden-Bennett Health Reform Plan, 9/24/2008
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Background Questions and Answers on Health Care Plan, 10/6/2008
 - Source: BarackObama.com Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Building Blocks for Reform: Achieving Universal Coverage with Private and Public Group Health, 6/10/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Businesses Wary of Details in Obama Health Plan, 10/27/2008
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Chairman Baucus Unveils Major Health Care Reform Blueprint, 11/12/2008
 - Source: Office of Senator Max Baucus (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Consensus Emerging on Universal Healthcare, 12/1/2008
 - Source: Los Angeles Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Reform in New Era: Options for the Obama Administration, 11/7/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Kennedy Secretly Crafts Health Care Plan, 10/24/2008
 - Source: Washington Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Letter to President-Elect Obama, 11/21/2008
 - Source: Office of Senator Ron Wyden (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Lobbies Backing Health Reforms, 3/13/2008
 - Source: Boston Globe (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Massachusetts Health Reform Implementation: Major Progress and Future Challenges, 6/3/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Obama Health Care Plan: More Power to Washington, 10/15/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Obama Plan: More Regulation, Unsustainable Spending, 9/16/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Real Issues in Health-Care Reform: Beyond the Rhetoric, 10/7/2008
 - Source: Stanford University School of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Think Small, 11/18/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Crisis of the Uninsured: 2008, 8/28/2008
 - Source: National Center for Policy Analysis (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Decline in the Uninsured in 2007: Why Did It Happen and Can It Last?, 10/14/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage: 2007, 8/26/2008
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2008, 9/8/2008
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes, 9/17/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Uninsured Discover They Had Coverage, 11/28/2008
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Barack Obama and Joe Bidenís Plan to Lower Health Care Costs and Ensure Affordable, Accessible , 8/26/2008
 - Source: BarackObama.com Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health of the Nation, 7/19/2008
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Myths and Misconceptions about U.S. Health Insurance, 10/21/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Politics of Paying for Health Reform: Zombies, Payroll Taxes, and the Holy Grail, 10/21/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Healthy Americans Act, 9/17/2008
 - Source: Office of Senator Ron Wyden Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Report from Massachusetts: Employers Largely Support Health Care Reform, and Few Signs of Crowd, 11/14/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Small Business Owners Say Cutting Health Care Costs, Need for Reform are Top Concerns, 12/3/2008
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  U.S. ĎNot Getting What We Pay Forí, 11/30/2008
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  What Price Universal Health Coverage? For Many Small Employers, Any Price is Too High, 10/21/2008
 - Source: Mercer Consulting, U.S. (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Coping With SCHIP Enrollment Caps: Lessons From Seven Statesí Experiences, 2/1/2007
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Statement by Katherine Baicker, 7/31/2008
 - Source: Senate Finance Committee (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Call to Action: Health Reform 2009, 11/12/2008
 - Source: Senate Finance Committee (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  D.C. Needs to Catch up to the Public, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Roll Call  (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Congress Plans Incentives for Healthy Habits, 5/9/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Does Preventive Care Save Money? Health Economics and the Presidential Candidates, 2/14/2008
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Reform Through Tax Reform: A Primer, 6/1/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Tax Subsidies for Health Insurance, 7/11/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance and Taxes: Can Changing the Tax Treatment of Health Insurance, 9/15/2007
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Coverage Tax Credits: A Small Program Offering Large Policy Lessons, 2/15/2008
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health-care costs are driving people into poverty, 11/18/2011
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  How the Debt Deal Will Really Work, 8/18/2011
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Budget Control Act and the Impact of Sequestration on the Healthcare Industry, 11/30/2011
 - Source: Avalere Health, LLC Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  How to Think About Medicare Reform, 7/26/2011
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  If Health Spending Controls Fail, What Are the Options?, 7/26/2011
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Super Committee Post-Mortem: Health Care Policy Is Central To Partisan Budget Divide, 11/23/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Supercommittee Failure Could Hurt State Budgets, 11/25/2011
 - Source: The Fiscal Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Welfare Reform Model for Medicaid, 4/13/2011
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Policy Brief: Medicare Payments to Physicians, 11/3/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Kaiser Family Foundation Resources on Deficit-Reduction Plans, 11/17/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  How the Potential Across-the-Board Cuts in the Debt Limit Deal Would Occur, 8/8/2011
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Medicaid and the Budget Control Act: What Options Will Be Considered?, 9/30/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Medicare 2% Sequestration Ė CAH Impact, 1/1/2011
 - Source: National Rural Health Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Medicare Spending and Financing, 9/30/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Obamacare and the Independent Payment Advisory Board: Falling Short of Real Medicare Reform, 1/19/2011
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Last chance for Medicare, Medicaid reform? Nope, 11/22/2011
 - Source: Politico (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Projecting Income and Assets: What Might the Future Hold for the Next Generation of Medicare Beneficiaries?, 6/30/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  A Better Way to Approach Medicareís Impossible Task, 11/15/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health-care groups laying groundwork for post-election debate over cost cuts, 11/20/2011
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Programs Facing Cutbacks After Super Committeeís Failure, 11/21/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Bending the Health Care Cost Curve: Focusing Only on Federal Budget Outlays Wonít Solve the Problem, 1/28/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Care Opinion Leadersí Views on Health Spending and Reform Implementation, 11/30/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Illustrating Innovation Through Bright Spots, 5/1/2012
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Itís Not the Economy, Stupid!, 3/9/2012
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute: The Health Care Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Knotty Challenges in Health Care Costs, 3/5/2012
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Ensuring Equity: A Post-Reform Framework to Achieve High Performance Health Care for Vulnerable Populations, 10/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Ten small-scale reforms for pre-existing (chronic) conditions, 1/27/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  HHS offers new tools to help states lower Medicaid costs, provide better care, 5/11/2011
 - Source: Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Will We Need the Safety Net After Reform?, 8/8/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  2-Year Project Helps Reduce Non-Emergency Cases in Hospital EDs, 5/9/2012
 - Source: New Jersey Hospital Association (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP, 3/1/2011
 - Source: MACPAC (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Medicare Variation Revisited: Is Something Wrong with McAllen, Texas, or Is Something Wrong with Medicare?, 1/4/2011
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation: WebMemo Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  UPMC Among Few in State Using 'tele' Technology, 8/29/2010
 - Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Government Planning for Less 'rushed' Next Stages of Meaningful Use, 10/28/2010
 - Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Patient Beware of Accountable Care Organization, 10/27/2010
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Approximately $40 Million in Affordable Care Act Funds for Statewide Chronic Disease Prevention Programs, 6/1/2011
 - Source: HHS (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  State Budgets Under Health Reform, 2/1/2011
 - Source: HHS Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Net Effects of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets, 12/1/2011
 - Source: HHS Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Policy Brief: Health Reform's Changes in Medicare, 5/20/2011
 - Source: HHS (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  MassHealth Senior Care Options Program Evaluation: Nursing Facility Entry Rate in CY 2004Ė2005 Enrollment Cohorts,Ē, 3/5/2009
 - Source: Jen Associates, Inc Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Testimony to the meaningful use workgroup panel 1: Care coordination among specialists, primary care, care management & patients, 3/13/2011
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Coordinating care in the medical neighborhood: Critical components and available mechanisms, 6/1/2011
 - Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions, 6/22/2011
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  In Brief: A new care paradigm slashes hospital use and nursing home stays for the elderly and the physically and mentally disabled, 3/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  MGH Medicare demonstration project for high-cost beneficiaries, 9/1/2010
 - Source: Massachusetts General Hospital Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  A new care paradigm slashes hospital use and nursing home stays for the elderly and the physically and mentally disabled, 3/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The roles of patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations in coordinating patient care, 12/1/2010
 - Source: AHRQ Report (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Are higher-value care models replicable?Ē, 8/20/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Why accountable care organizations wonít deliver better health care Ė and market innovation will, 4/18/2011
 - Source: Heritage Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Tackling care as chronic ailments pile up, 2/21/2011
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Strategies for reining in Medicare spending through delivery system reforms: Assessing the evidence and opportunities, 9/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health policy brief: Patient-centered medical homes, 9/14/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Innovations in preventing and managing chronic conditions: Whatís working in the real world?, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Reform and the Tensions of Federalism, 6/17/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges Under the Affordable Care Act: Key Policy Issues, 7/15/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  A Case Study of Rural Health Care in the Economic Downturn, 10/1/2009
 - Source: North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  RWJF Grant Supports Innovative Telehealth Model for Bringing Specialty Care to Rural and Underserved America, 8/20/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Behind the Scenes of Health Reform: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 7/15/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  To Err is Human Ė To Delay is Deadly, 5/1/2009
 - Source: Consumers Union Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Stories from the Sharp End: Case Studies of Safety Improvement, 1/1/2006
 - Source: Milbank Quarterly (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges in Health Care Reform: Legal and Policy Issues, 12/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Flexible Spending Accounts Getting Slightly Less Flexible, 2/23/2010
 - Source: Consumer Reports (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Reform at a Glance: Strengthening Medicare, 7/14/2009
 - Source: Offices of the Democratic Leadership and House Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Reforming Medicareís Physician Payment System, 2/12/2009
 - Source: The New England Journal of Medicine Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Financing Health Care Reform: 2009 vs. 2003, 8/28/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Massachusetts Experience: Can it Inform the National Debate?, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Healthcare Financial Management Association (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Feature: Maryland: Increasing Adult Eligibility While Cutting the Budget, 8/10/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Governors Fear Medicaid Costs in Health Plan, 7/20/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Economic Impact of Uninsured Children of America, 6/14/2009
 - Source: Baker Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  How Can We Pay for Health Reform?, 7/14/2009
 - Source: Urban Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Care Reform and the Federal Budget, 6/16/2009
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Options for Financing Health Reform: Comparing the Impact of Selected Policy Options, 6/18/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Why is U.S. Health Care So Costly?, 7/26/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Overhaul Sparks Debate On Future Of Children's Health Program , 11/17/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Wellness At What Price?, 9/28/2009
 - Source: National Journal (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  How Safeway Is Cutting Health-Care Costs, 6/12/2009
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Insurance discounts for healthy habits spur debate in Washington, 11/4/2009
 - Source: LA Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Retaining Benefits: An Important Aspect of Increasing Enrollment, 8/1/2009
 - Source: National Council on Aging Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes, 9/16/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  State Fiscal Conditions and Medicaid, 8/6/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Building Efficient and Effective Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Systems: Core Requirements to Ensure the Greatest Value for Children and Families, 10/1/2009
 - Source: The Children's Partnership (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Options for Financing Health Reform: Comparing the Impact of Selected Policy Options, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  High and rising health care costs: Demystifying U.S. health care spending , 10/1/2008
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Public Opinion on Health Care Issues, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Is United HealthCare Looking Out For the Patient?, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Newsday (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Healthcare in the 2008 Presidential Primaries, 1/24/2008
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Care Reporting For Journalists, 6/1/2009
 - Source: New America Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Care Reform: An Introduction, 4/14/2009
 - Source: Congressional Research Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Key Features of the Tri-Committee Health Reform Draft Proposal in the U.S. House of Reps., 6/9/2009
 - Source: House Committee on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Details on Medicare Prescription Drug Deal Remain Murky, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund  (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  An American Solution: Quality and Affordable Health Care, 7/13/2009
 - Source: House Tri - Committee  Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Coverage for All: Inclusion of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in State Healthcare.., 6/1/2008
 - Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness/National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Getting to Truly Comprehensive Healthcare Reform, 3/25/2009
 - Source: Huffington Post (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  A German Import That Could Help U.S. Health Reform, 7/24/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Tax Debate: Workers who get health coverage from their employers donít pay income or payroll..., 7/9/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Affairs Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  A Mid-Year State Medicaid Budget Update for FY 2012 & A Look Forward to FY 2013, 2/1/2012
 - Source: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Small Business Health Insurance Exchanges: Potentials and Pitfalls, 2/9/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Ruling Puts Pressure on States to Act, 6/28/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Implementing Health Reform: A Final Rule On Health Insurance Exchanges, 3/3/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Implementing Health Reform: Amidst Turbulence, Federal Work Goes On, 4/27/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Tax Credits In Federally Facilitated Exchanges Are Consistent With The Affordable Care Actís Language And History, 7/18/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  CBO is taking the states threats to opt-out of the Medicaid expansion very seriously, 6/24/2012
 - Source: Washington Post Wonkblog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  For Health Sector: Forward March, 6/29/2012
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Romney Aide Helps States Comply With Health Care Law, 7/21/2012
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Use And Costs Of Care In Retail Clinics Versus Traditional Care Sites., 9/1/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Many Emergency Department Visits Could Be Managed At Urgent Care Centers And Retail Clinics, 9/1/2010
 - Source: Health Affairs Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  State Health Insurance Exchange Laws: The First Generation, 6/1/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Could the Health Law End Up Back in Court? Opponents Think So, 7/18/2012
 - Source: Shots NPRís HealthBlog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Status of State Health Insurance Exchange Implementation, 7/24/2012
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Rewriting The Obama Health Law Through Regulation?, 6/26/2012
 - Source: Forbes Health Matters (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Governance Issues for Health Insurance Exchanges, 1/1/2012
 - Source: National Academies for Social Insurance (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Decision Time for States on the Affordable Care Act, 7/2/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Federally Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options, 12/1/2011
 - Source: National Academy of Social Insurance (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Toward an Effective Health Insurance Exchange: A Roadmap to Successful Health Care Reform, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Center for American Progress Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges: Key Issues for State Implementation, 9/1/2010
 - Source: Academy Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  How each state will approach health care act, 7/12/2012
 - Source: USA Today (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Building a Relationship between Medicaid, the Exchange and the Individual Insurance Market, 1/1/2012
 - Source: National Academy of Social Insurance (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  State Actions to Address Health Insurance Exchanges, 6/1/2012
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Care Management Practices in Integrated Care Models for Dual Eligibles, 10/12/2010
 - Source: AARP Public Policy Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Incorporating Patient-Generated Information to Manage Health, 6/8/2012
 - Source: Project HealthDesign Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  A Brave New World: Regulations and Risks Inherent in the Use of Mobile Health Devices and Applications, 8/1/2012
 - Source: Journal of Health Information Management (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Know thy health record, 8/3/2012
 - Source: Healthcare IT News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Lessons from Project HealthDesign, 8/1/2012
 - Source: Journal of Health Information Management (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Analysis: App-happy Health Care Full of Optimism, Money, 8/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  First glimpse of meaningful use stage 3 measures, 8/2/2012
 - Source: Government Health IT (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  5 Ways Mobile Apps Will Transform Healthcare, 6/4/2012
 - Source: Forbes CIO Network (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Q&A: Mostashari on IT and delivery system reform, 6/20/2012
 - Source: Healthcare IT News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Feds Raising Awareness of Patient Rights on Accessing Health Data, 8/9/2012
 - Source: iHealthBeat (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Digital Disparities: A Barrier to Health Equity, 5/2/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Transforming Health Care: The Role of Health IT, 1/1/2012
 - Source: Bipartisan Policy Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Massachusetts E-Health Project Increased Physiciansí Ability To Use Registries, And Signals Progress Toward Better Care, 7/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Focus: Mobile Health, 8/1/2012
 - Source: Journal of Healthcare Information Management (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, 5/1/2003
 - Source: US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Dental Insurance, but No Dentists, 4/8/2012
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  A Costly Dental Destination: Hospital Care Means States Pay Dearly, 2/1/2012
 - Source: The PEW Center on the States (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Advancing Oral Health in America, 4/1/2011
 - Source: Institute of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  A Review of the Global Literature on Dental Therapists: In the Context of the Movement to Add Dental Therapists to the Oral Health Workforce in the United States, 4/1/2012
 - Source: W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Study of Alternative Dental ProvidersóConnecticut, 4/9/2012
 - Source: ECG Management Consultants Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The State of Childrenís Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter, 5/1/2011
 - Source: The PEW Center on the States (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Raising Medicare's Elibility Age Would Increase Overall Health Spending and Shift Costs to Seniors, States, and Employers, 8/23/2011
 - Source: Center of Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Stabilizing and Strengthening Medicare in the Context of Broader Health Reform, 2/27/2013
 - Source: Executive Summary of Invited Presentation, United States Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Medicare and the Federal Budget: Comparison of Medicare Provisions in Recent Federal Debt and Deficit Reduction Proposals, 4/1/2013
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Medicare Cost-Sharing Requirements Should Be Restructured, 5/21/2013
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Strengthen Medicare: End Drug Company Price Setting, 5/28/2013
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  To save Medicare, change the model: Opposing view, 3/11/2013
 - Source: USA Today (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Raising the Medicare Eligibility a First Step Toward Deficit Reduction, 12/6/2012
 - Source: U.S. News and World Report (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Raising the Ages of Eligibility for Medicare and Social Security, 1/1/2012
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Status of the ACA Medicaid Expansion after Supreme Court Ruling, 11/19/2012
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The Role of the Aging Network in Medicare Managed Care for LTSS, 7/16/2012
 - Source: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Gradual Rebalancing Of Medicaid Long-Term Services And Supports Saves Money And Serves More People, Statistical Model Shows, 6/15/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Six Features Of Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration Programs that Cut Hospital Admissions of High-Risk Patients, 6/11/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The New Census Numbers: Some Good News, but Major Challenges Remain, 9/12/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2011 National Health Interview Survey, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Center for Disease Control Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Great Recession Accelerated Long-Term Decline of Employer Health Coverage, 3/1/2012
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision (EXCERPT), 7/24/2012
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  How Will the Medicaid Expansion for Adults Impact Eligibility and Coverage?, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011, 9/12/2012
 - Source: United States Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
6Briefing  Medicaid: The Essentials, 2/13/2009
As a state-run program with broad federal guidelines, Medicaid covers health and long-term care services for scores of millions of low-income Americans. Conversations are well underway about the role of Medicaid as a vehicle for economic stimulus, and about its role in health coverage expansion proposals. Who is eligible for Medicaid? How is it administered? What benefits are covered? What is its role in long-term care? What role does the program play for Medicare beneficiaries? How is Medicaid financed? How much of the funding for the program comes from the federal government? How much do states pay for Medicaid and how much discretion do they have in determining who is covered, and for what services? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a February 13 luncheon briefing. 
6Briefing  Helping 125 Million Americans: Improving Care for Chronic Conditions, 3/28/2008
An estimated 125 million individuals in the United States have a chronic illness, disability or functional limitation. Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death and disability in the United States and account for three quarters of the nationís health spending. What models for improving care coordination exist and how can they be more widely implemented? Is there evidence that improved treatment of chronic care can reduce costs? Or increase costs? This briefing, cosponsored with Novartis and the National Institute for Health Care Management, addresses these and related questions.  
6Document  Jay Crosson Presentation, 11/17/2010
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6Document  Thomas Ricketts Presentation, 11/17/2010
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6Document  Edward Salsberg Presentation, 11/17/2010
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6Document  David Blumenthal Presentation, 10/29/2010
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6Document  Robin Osborn Presentation, 10/29/2010
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6Document  Tom Bowden Presentation, 10/29/2010
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6Document  Ib Johansen Presentation, 10/29/2010
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6Document  Sabine Koch Presentation, 10/29/2010
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6Document  Janet Marchibroda's Presentation, 7/13/2009
 (PowerPoint)
6Document  Len Nichols' Presentation, 7/13/2009
 (PowerPoint)
6Document  Industry Letter to Obama, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Multiple Organizations (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Decision Aids for People Facing Health Treatment or Screening Decisions (Review), 7/8/2009
 - Source: The Cochrane Collaboration (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Testimony of J. Randall MacDonald Senior VP for Human Resources IBM Corporation, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Testimony - Ways and Means Committee  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Can We Learn From History? Mental Health in Health Care Reform, Revisited, 1/1/2009
 - Source: Psychiatric Services Online (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  An Interview with Peter Buerhaus, 5/1/2007
 - Source: Nursing Economics (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Transitional Care of Older Adults Hospitalized with Heart Failure, 1/1/2004
 - Source: American Geriatrics Society (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6ToolkitWorkforce Toolkit Series, 10/31/2012
What you need to know about the: The Physician Workforce
Nursing Workforce Shortage Direct Care Workforce Shortage Health Information Technology Shortage  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Offsite Document  Summary of the 2008 Annual Medicare Reports, 4/3/2008
 - Source: Social Security Administration (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Medical Testing Board to Introduce Doctor of Nursing Certification, 6/16/2008
 - Source: Social Security Administration (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  The LPN: A Practical Way to Alleviate the Nursing Shortage, 5/1/2007
 - Source: AFSCME, AFL-CIO Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050, 2/11/2008
 - Source: Pew Research Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Creating Equity in Health Care for Latinos: Reforming the System Now, 1/1/2008
 - Source: National Council of La Raza Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Latino Convention: National Council of La Raza, 7/11/2008
 - Source: Sand Diego Union-Tribune (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Campana en TV por reforma de salud, 7/24/2007
 - Source: Impre.com/La Opinion (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Ending the Physician Payment Crisis: Another Reason for Major Medicare Reform, 5/20/2008
 - Source: WebMemo: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Saving Medicare, 5/15/2008
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Medicareís Bad News: Is Anyone Listening?, 4/16/2008
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  The Republican Health-Care Surrender, 5/15/2008
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  How the government currently helps people buy health insurance: The employee tax break on job, 1/7/2008
 - Source: American Medical Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  The Importance of the Current Tax Treatment of employer-Sponsored Health Coverage for Employees, 7/31/2008
 - Source: National Business Group on Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Tax Expenditures for Health Care, 7/30/2008
 - Source: Senate Finance Committee (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Tax Expenditures and Employee Benefits: Estimates from the FY 2009 Budget, 2/15/2008
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Health Care: How does the employer-sponsored insurance exclusion affect coverage?, 4/9/2008
 - Source: Tax Policy Center (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Options for Slowing the Growth of Health Care Costs, 4/3/2008
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Dutch Doctors and Their Patients ó Effects of Health Care Reform in the Netherlands, 12/13/2007
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Health Care Reform: Design Principles for a Patient-Centered, Consumer-Based Market, 4/23/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Health Care for All?, 9/20/2007
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Public Health's Inconvenient Truth: The Need to Create Partnerships with the Private Sector , 6/19/2009
 - Source: CDC - Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Economic Stimulus: CDC Moves Forward , 6/19/2009
 - Source: CDC (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  FACT SHEET: INNOVATIVE WORKPLACE PRACTICES: A DISCUSSION WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, 6/19/2009
 - Source: THE WHITE HOUSE (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Using Section 125 Premium-Only Plans to Expand Health Coverage, 10/9/2008
 - Source: Mathematica Policy Research Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Who Gained the Most Under Health Reform in Massachusetts?, 10/16/2008
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  States Moving Toward Comprehensive Health Care Reform, 11/5/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  A Hospital Is Offering Digital Records, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Kaiser Backs Microsoft Patient-Data Plan, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  The Teamlet Model of Primary Care, 9/15/2007
 - Source: Annals of Family Medicine Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Fork in the Road: Alternative Paths to a High Performance U.S. Health System, 6/24/2009
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Progressive or Regressive? A Second Look at the Tax Exemption for Employer-Sponsored Health.., 5/1/2009
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  A Look at Health Care Plans in Congress, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Associated Press (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Initial Lessons From the First National Demonstration Project on Practice Transformation to.., 6/1/2009
 - Source: Annals of Family Medicine (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Hospitals Reach Deal With Administration, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  How Safeway is Cutting Healthcare Costs, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  The New Old Age: How Old Is Too Old for Lifesaving Surgery?, 6/25/2009
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  How Safeway is Cutting Healthcare Costs, 6/12/2009
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Cost Concerns As Obama Pushes Health Issue, 6/16/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  New federal law helps protect genetic privacy of employees, 11/21/2009
 - Source: The Arizona Republic (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Easing the Shortage in Adult Primary CareóIs It All About Money?, 6/25/2009
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  America's Uninsured Crisis: Consequences for Health and Health Care, 2/2/2009
 - Source: Institute of Medicine Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care, 1/1/2010
 - Source: Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Health Care Reporting Guide for Journalists , 6/1/2009
 - Source: The New America Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Aligning Forces for Quality: Improving Health & Health Care in Communities Across America., 8/1/2010
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Incremental Cost Estimates for the Patient-Centered Medical Home, 10/16/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  A Plan to Cut Social Security and Medicare That Even Liberals Can Love, 1/8/2013
 - Source: The Atlantic (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Medicaid and Long-Term Care Services and Supports, 6/12/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
5Briefing  "Rate Shock" -- Or Not?, 8/13/2013
This Alliance for Health Reform webinar gave you the latest on what insurance rates will look like when state insurance exchanges open for enrollment on October 1. A recording of the webinar is available here: http://www.windrosemedia.com/windstream/ahr081313/  
5Document  Materials List, 6/1/2012
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5Briefing TranscriptWhat's in There? An Ask-the-Experts Overview of the Health Reform Law, 4/16/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
5Document  Final CATG Polling Media Report, 10/23/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Selected Experts, 8/10/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Agenda, 8/10/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Agenda, 7/31/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Employers and Insurers Struggle to how best to Promote Healthy Behaviors, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Creating a Healthier Future Through Early Interventions for Children, 6/19/2009
 - Source: JAMA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  The Budgetary Treatment of Proposals to Change the Nations Health Insurance System, 5/27/2009
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Edge Runners, 7/11/2008
 - Source: American Academy of Nursing (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  The Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner, 7/1/2008
 - Source: American Dental Hygienists' Association (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  SCHIP Reauthorization: Comparison of Dental Provisions in House, Senate, and Compromise Bills, 9/27/2007
 - Source: Children's Dental Health Project (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5ToolkitABCs of the ACA Ė What You Need to Know, 10/3/2013
The Alliance for Health Reform answers key questions about the insurance marketplaces that opened for enrollment October 1 in this new FAQ, available here. The document also provides links to websites that go into detailed explanations of how the law and the exchanges work. Some links point directly to state marketplaces and other government resources.
  • Who can use, or has to use, the marketplaces?
  • Who can I call with questions?
  • How much will insurance cost? What is the penalty if I donít enroll
  • How do I contact the marketplace in my state?
  • Who can help guide me through the process? Will I have a choice of plans?
  •  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5ToolkitMarketplace Enrollment Helpers, 9/27/2013
Beginning October 1, insurance marketplaces open for enrollment, and millions of people will be eligible to purchase plans. To guide them in the application process, the federal government has invested in programs to train community organizations and hired staff. Most of the money has gone to so-called navigators and assisters, which are tasked with helping individuals, families and small businesses compare and contrast plans, identify what type of financial assistance may be available and help complete and send application forms for insurance.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Offsite Document  Translating the medical system, 5/5/2008
 - Source: Nashua Telegraph (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  The Truth About Health Care Use Among Immigrants, 10/1/2007
 - Source: National Council of La Raza (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  The Public Spends Little to Provide Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants, 12/1/2006
 - Source: RAND Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  The Sinking Lifeboat: Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Health Care System, 2/1/2004
 - Source: Federation for American Immigration Reform (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Trends in Emergency Medicaid Expenditures for Recent and Undocumented Immigrants, 3/14/2007
 - Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Does Preventive Care Save Money? Health Economics and the Presidential Candidates, 2/14/2008
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Understanding the Link between Diabetes and Heart Disease in Hispanic Americans, 5/3/2008
 - Source: National Diabetes Education Program Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  AIDS Among Latinos on Rise, 7/23/2008
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Soapbox; Feel no pain? Your Nurse Does, 7/18/2004
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Universal Health Insurance Reform, 9/24/2008
 - Source: University of Utah Center for Public Policy & Administration (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Prevention for a Healthier America, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Trust for America's Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Prevention Efforts Provide No Panacea on Health Costs, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Prevention Efforts Provide No Panacea on Health Costs, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Aetna Foundation Grant to Help Safety-Net Hospitals Improve Care Coordination, 1/5/2012
 - Source: Healthcare Finance News (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Toward a High Performance Health Care System for Vulnerable Populations: Funding for Safety-Net Hospitals, 3/8/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Obamacare and Medicare Provider Cuts: Jeopardizing Seniors' Access, 1/19/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  A Lifeline for Primary Care, 6/25/2009
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Fitzhugh Mullan testimony before the House Committee on Education and Labor, 6/23/2009
 - Source: House Commitee on Education and Labor Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Falling Behind: Americansí Access to Medical Care Deteriorates, 2003-2007, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  What is PROMETHEUS Payment?, 7/1/2009
 - Source: PROMETHEUS Payment Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  2009 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times, 7/1/2009
 - Source: Merritt Hawkins Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  The Health Care Reform Dialogue - Key Questions about Coverage and Access, 3/1/2009
 - Source: National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  States With More Physicians Have Better-Quality Health Care, 12/4/2008
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Boston Medical sues state for funds, 7/16/2009
 - Source: Boston Globe (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Jammed access: Widening the front door to healthcare, 7/1/2009
 - Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Number of retail clinics shrinking; growth slows as partnerships sought with hospitals, 7/27/2009
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Sick flocking to in-store clinics, 3/12/2009
 - Source: Boston Globe (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Access and Affordability: An Update on Health Reform in Massachusetts, Fall 2008, 5/28/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals, 8/5/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Health Care Reporting Guide for Journalists, 6/6/2009
 - Source: New America Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Senate Finance MedPAC Health Proposal Needs Savings Guarantee, 6/26/2009
 - Source: Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  The Tyranny of Choice, 6/25/2009
 - Source: Scientific American Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Efforts to Make Alcohol and Drug Addiction..., 6/1/2009
 - Source: Open Society Institute/Lake Research Partners Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Community Care of North Carolina , 7/13/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Reforming Medicare's Physician Payment Scheme, 2/12/2009
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Senate HELP Committee Testimony by William Emmett, 1/22/2009
 - Source: Senate HELP Committee Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Crossing Our Lines: Working Together to Reform the U.S. Health System, 7/1/2009
 - Source: Leaders' Project (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Move over, David Beckham. Bend it like Peter Orszag!, 7/24/2009
 - Source: Politico (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Preliminary Analysis of the House Democratsí Health Reform Proposal, 7/18/2009
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Director's Blog (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  The Cost of Taxing Health Benefits, 7/20/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Democrats Are at Odds on Financing Health Care, 7/10/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  CBO and IMAC, 7/25/2009
 - Source: Office of Management and Budget (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Options for Financing Health Reform: Comparing the Impact of Selected Policy Options, 6/24/2009
 - Source: Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Statement of Professor Jonathan Gruber in Senate Finance Committee, 5/12/2009
 - Source: Senate Finance Committee Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  ANA Reminds Feds of Central Role Nurses Play in Care Coordination, 6/13/2012
 - Source: Advance for Nurses. (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  The Care Coordination Imperative: Responding to the Needs of People with Chronic Diseases, 2/21/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Care for Dual Eligibles, 6/13/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  In Massachusetts, an Accountable Care Organization thatís Actually Working, 7/12/2012
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Lessons from Medicareís Demonstration Projects on Disease Management, Care Coordination, and Value-Based Payment, 1/18/2012
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  AMA Urges CMS to Delay Dual-Eligible Demo, 8/3/2012
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Medicaid Health Homes for Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions, 8/1/2012
 - Source: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  American Medical Home Runs, 11/5/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Safety-Net Providers In Some US Communities Have Increasingly Embraced Coordinated Care Models, 8/1/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Early Results Show WellPointís Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilots Have Met Some Goals for Costs, Utilization, and Quality, 9/1/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  The Accountable Care Organization: Whatever its Growing Pains, the Concept is too Vitally Important to Fail, 7/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)

 

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An Alliance for Health Reform Toolkit summarizes the recent policy debate surrounding the decade-long problem In the last six months, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Ways and Means, and Senate Finance committees all put forth similar bills to repeal and reform the flawed Medicare physician payment formula. Further, with the CBO estimating the cost of repeal at $116.5, the lowest since 2006, many health policy experts are speculating that 2014 is the year that policymakers enact a permanent change to the SGR.

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Toolkit: Training the Workforce for a Changing Health System


A new Alliance for Health Reform toolkit addresses concerns about whether newly-trained physicians are adequately prepared for today's evolving health care delivery system. Does training adequately emphasize care coordination, team-based care, costs of care, health information technology, cultural competence and quality improvement? Does it encourage students to practice in a primary care setting?

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