Medicare’s Value-Driven Future

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The Medicare program has an array of tools, many provided by the Affordable Care Act, for improving beneficiary care and keeping costs under control. Their purpose is to help Medicare greatly expand the proportion of its payments tied to quality or value. This issue brief is the first in our Medicare at 50 Years series to explore the key issues …

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Coverage and Financial Security Preserved for Millions of Americans in the Supreme Court Ruling for the Government

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Today the Supreme Court decided in favor of the government in the King v. Burwell case. The case had contested the legality of the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in the 34 states that have federally facilitated marketplaces. In a new blog post, The Commonwealth Fund’s Sara R. Collins and David Blumenthal, M.D., say that decision means that the estimated …

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Does Medicaid Make a Difference?

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Medicaid provides health insurance to tens of millions of Americans, including many who had no coverage before the Affordable Care Act allowed states to extend eligibility for the program. But how well does Medicaid do its job? According to a new Commonwealth Fund study, 95 percent of adults who have Medicaid and were covered all year have a regular doctor, …

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Issue Forum: Universal Health Care: Why Oregon Won’t Be First

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City Club of Portland Presents – Issue Forum: Universal Health Care: Why Oregon Won’t Be First July 27, 2015 6:00 PM  PST – 8:30 PM  PST Multnomah County Building, board meeting room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR All tickets are free, please reserve your seat Colorado beat Oregon to legalized marijuana and now TR Reid, nationally renowned author, PBS host, journalist, …

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Friday Forum: 50th Anniversary of VISTA: Can We Make Poverty History?

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City Club of Portland Presents – Friday Forum: 50th Anniversary of VISTA: Can We Make Poverty History?  June 26, 2015 12:15 PM  PST – 1:15 PM  PST 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR Doors open at 11:30am; Program begins at 12:15pm. Did you know that President John F. Kennedy came up with the idea for VISTA? Or that many of the best-known …

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