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The Seniors Report

The Canadian Institute of Health Information, a federal agency that focuses on health statistics just released a survey on healthcare in older Canadians. The report was in conjunction with the Commonwealth Fund, a not for profit think tank based in the USA. 277 more words

Change is hard

Remember the song, “We’re # 37“? It came out in 2009, the beginning of the debate about the ineffectiveness of the American healthcare system and the need for change. 542 more words

Health Care Policy

The Rise in Health Care Coverage and Affordability Since Health Reform Took Effect

The Rise in Health Care Coverage and Affordability Since Health Reform Took Effect
Source: Commonwealth Fund

New results from the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey, 2014, indicate that the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized insurance options and consumer protections reduced the number of uninsured working-age adults from an estimated 37 million people, or 20 percent of the population, in 2010 to 29 million, or 16 percent, by the second half of 2014.

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Health And Health Care

The Rise in Health Care Coverage and Affordability Since Health Reform Took Effect

The Rise in Health Care Coverage and Affordability Since Health Reform Took Effect
Source: Commonwealth Fund

New results from the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey, 2014, indicate that the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized insurance options and consumer protections reduced the number of uninsured working-age adults from an estimated 37 million people, or 20 percent of the population, in 2010 to 29 million, or 16 percent, by the second half of 2014.

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Business And Economics

The Share of People with High Medical Costs Increased Prior to Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

The Share of People with High Medical Costs Increased Prior to Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Source: Commonwealth Fund

The percentage of Americans who spend more than 10 percent of their family income on out-of-pocket health care expenses increased to 19.2 percent in 2011, from 18.2 percent during 2007–09.

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Business And Economics

Health care is getting more affordable -- see that on the local news, yet?

Every two years, the Commonwealth Fund surveys Americans on how difficult it is to afford medical care. The 2014 survey showed something new: for the first time in a decade, the number of Americans who say they can afford the health care they need went up.

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Politics

Three important tips for high-deductible plans

In 2014, the average person with a single-coverage, employer-sponsored plan had a $1217 deductible.1

According to a recent Commonwealth Fund study, more than 20% of insured adults ages 19-54 spend at least 5 percent of their income on out-of-pocket medical costs – not including premiums. 389 more words

Employers