Taking Stock of the ACA at Five Years

Just over five years ago, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. While it is too soon to fully assess the law’s effects, a Health Policy Report in the New England Journal of Medicine by The Commonwealth Fund’s David Blumenthal, M.D., Melinda Abrams, and Rachel Nuzum reflects on the ACA’s initial impact on Americans and the nation’s health system. …

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Medicare: 50 Years of Ensuring Coverage and Care

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Medicare this summer, The Commonwealth Fund is launching a new series of publications to assess its historic accomplishments, examine its most pressing challenges, and explore options for strengthening and improving the program for current and future beneficiaries. Read the first paper Medicare: 50 Years of Ensuring Coverage and Care here. Share this, please:

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Here’s which health insurers lost or gained market share in Oregon this year

The numbers are in: It appears that Oregon consumers were fairly price sensitive when it came to choosing health plans this year. Read more about it here. Share this, please:

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Drug cost mystery: older multiple sclerosis medicines skyrocket despite competition

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A group of Oregon researchers have issued what amounts to an indictment of pharmaceutical industry pricing, with a new study showing that people with multiple sclerosis have been hit with skyrocketing bills for medicines introduced long ago. Read more about it here. Share this, please:

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Legislature 2015: Here are the health bills that are alive and kicking and others that croaked

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