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  • Sara Rosenbaum - The Commonwealth Fund
    30 2016 Streamlining Medicaid Enrollment The Role of the Health Insurance Marketplaces and the Impact of State Policies March 30 2016 Medicaid s Role in Caring for Flint An Update March 10 2016 Caring for Flint Medicaid s Enduring Role in Public Health Crises February 22 2016 Medicaid and the Budget Reconciliation Debate January 7 2016 2015 House of Representatives Sues Secretary Burwell Round 1 September 24 2015 Ushering in a New Era in Medicaid Managed Care July 1 2015 The Promise and Pitfalls of Alternative State Approaches to Medicaid Reform June 11 2015 Medicaid Benefit Designs for Newly Eligible Adults State Approaches May 11 2015 Lessening the Impact of Coverage Churn Through Multimarket Health Plans March 18 2015 Healthy Indiana Plan Charging Monthly Fees for Medicaid February 11 2015 2014 How States Are Expanding Medicaid to Low Income Adults Through Section 1115 Waiver Demonstrations December 19 2014 Two Courts Two Strategies A Guide to the Recent Decisions on the ACA July 30 2014 Mitigating the Effects of Churning Under the Affordable Care Act Lessons from Medicaid June 17 2014 The Latest Court Challenge to the Affordable Care Act April 9 2014 2013 How Are State Insurance Marketplaces Shaping Health Plan Design December 17 2013 2012 State Health Insurance Exchange Laws The First Generation July 25 2012 2011 Assessing and Addressing Legal Barriers to the Clinical Integration of Community Health Centers and Other Community Providers July 15 2011 The Essential Health Benefits Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Implications for People with Disabilities March 24 2011 2008 Crossing the Medicaid Private Insurance Divide The Case of EPSDT August 1 2008 Monitoring and Assessing the Use of External Quality Review Organizations to Improve Services for Young Children A Toolkit for State Medicaid Agencies June 1 2008 2006 The Deficit Reduction Act

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/about-us/experts/rosenbaum-sara (2016-04-30)
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  • What Will Happen to Medicaid Beneficiaries If Kentucky 'Dis-Kynects'? - The Commonwealth Fund
    000 people by the end of 2015 severing this connection takes on extraordinary meaning In our new Commonwealth Fund issue brief on streamlining Medicaid enrollment we note the major role played by state based marketplaces such as Kynect Under federal rules all state based marketplaces must be able to fulfill the Affordable Care Act s no wrong door policy that is they must be able to screen and enroll people into whatever insurance affordability program they are eligible for whether that s marketplace subsidies Medicaid or the Children s Health Insurance Program By contrast states that rely on HealthCare gov have an important choice to make about Medicaid A state may choose to have HealthCare gov determine Medicaid eligibility Alternatively the state may limit HealthCare gov to assessing whether someone is eligible for Medicaid and then referring the applicant to the state agency for a full determination This means that no formal eligibility determination or renewal of coverage happens until the state Medicaid program acts Our findings are unequivocal states that have expanded eligibility for Medicaid and also operate their own marketplaces show far higher rates of Medicaid enrollment One possible reason might be that states are better able to fully integrate Medicaid and marketplace enrollment functions when they oversee both systems In fact among all Medicaid expansion states using a state based marketplace Kentucky leads the pack in percentage growth in Medicaid enrollment exceeding the next state by more than 10 percentage points States that opt for HealthCare gov to make Medicaid eligibility determinations show a higher rate of enrollment than those that limit the federal marketplace to assessment and referral only but the highest performing such state shows enrollment increases nearly 40 percentage points lower than that achieved in Kentucky Simply by moving to HealthCare gov Kentucky stands to drive down Medicaid enrollment by adopting an assess and refer approach the state likely will reduce Medicaid enrollment further The Impact on Kentucky s Poorest Residents It remains to be seen of course whether in moving to HealthCare gov Kentucky will opt to become an assess and refer state But it is not inconceivable that following establishment of Kynect the state also reduced its Medicaid agency s capacity to carry out a separate enrollment function If this is the case the federal government conceivably could require that state officials demonstrate renewed capacity to perform the Medicaid enrollments and renewals in a timely fashion and with minimal coverage disruption before allowing them to abandon Kynect Should HHS let the state abandon Kynect and adopt an assessment and referral approach for Medicaid eligibility in its relationship with HealthCare gov hundreds of thousands of residents could be affected not only those applying for Medicaid for the first time but also those who depend on Kynect to complete the annual renewal process Severing the Kynect Medicaid link carries particularly significant implications for people such as seasonal workers whose incomes tend to fluctuate across the Medicaid marketplace tax subsidy divide Research suggests that this

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2016/mar/ending-kynect (2016-04-30)
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  • Health Care Spending as a Percentage of GDP, 1980–2013 - The Commonwealth Fund
    of GDP 1980 2013 Items in My ChartCart Back to My Chartcart Download Powerpoint Remove from My ChartCart Add to My ChartCart Add to My Library Print Health Care Spending as a Percentage of GDP 1980 2013 e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Chart Details Source U S Health Care from a Global Perspective View publication Mission The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/interactives-and-data/chart-cart/issue-brief/us-health-care-global-perspectives-oecd/health-care-spending-as-a-percentage-of-gdp (2016-04-30)
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  • Global Slowdown in Health Care Spending Growth - The Commonwealth Fund
    States for decades with health care consuming an increasing share of gross domestic product But in recent years U S health spending has slowed even during the time before the Affordable Care Act had taken effect In his Viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association The Commonwealth Fund s David Squires assesses the possible reasons behind the slowdown What the Study Found According to analysis of data published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD the recent slowdown in health spending growth has not been unique to the United States It occurred in other industrialized countries as well suggesting that some of the factors contributing to the U S slowdown had a global reach The financial crisis of 2007 09 is the most likely culprit as it created pressure for countries to rein in spending The global spending slowdown also could have been prompted by a decrease in the introduction of new and expensive medical technology or some other unmeasured cause Conclusions A continued global slowdown in health care cost growth seems unlikely It is possible though that it may continue in the U S if recent years have brought about lasting changes in the health care system or if elements of the Affordable Care Act temper spending increases that would otherwise accompany economic recovery If U S spending growth does return to its historic patterns the United States will need to implement dramatic reforms to control health spending growth e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Publication Details Publication Date June 26 2014 Authors David Squires Contact David Squires Senior Researcher to the President The Commonwealth Fund E mail ds cmwf org Summary Writer Deborah Lorber Citation D Squires The Global Slowdown in Health Care Spending Growth Journal of the American Medical Association published online June

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/publications/in-brief/2014/jun/global-slowdown-in-health-care-spending-growth (2016-04-30)
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  • Explaining High Health Care Spending in the United States: An International Comparison of Supply, Utilization, Prices, and Quality - The Commonwealth Fund
    Library Print Quick view This analysis uses data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other sources to compare health care spending supply utilization prices and quality in 13 industrialized countries Australia Canada Denmark France Germany Japan the Netherlands New Zealand Norway Sweden Switzerland the United Kingdom and the United States The U S spends far more on health care than any other country However this high spending cannot be attributed to higher income an older population or greater supply or utilization of hospitals and doctors Instead the findings suggest the higher spending is more likely due to higher prices and perhaps more readily accessible technology and greater obesity Health care quality in the U S varies and is not notably superior to the far less expensive systems in the other study countries Of the countries studied Japan has the lowest health spending which it achieves primarily through aggressive price regulation e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Downloads Issue Brief Chartpack Chartpack Publication Details Publication Date May 3 2012 Authors David Squires Citation D Squires Explaining High Health Care Spending in the United States An International Comparison of Supply Utilization Prices and Quality The Commonwealth Fund May 2012

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2012/may/high-health-care-spending (2016-04-30)
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  • The U.S. Health System in Perspective: A Comparison of Twelve Industrialized Nations - The Commonwealth Fund
    Economic Cooperation and Development OECD tracks and reports on more than 1 200 health system measures across 34 industrialized countries This analysis concentrated on 2010 OECD health data for Australia Canada Denmark France Germany Netherlands New Zealand Norway Sweden Switzerland the United Kingdom and the United States Health care spending in the U S towers over the other countries The U S has fewer hospital beds and physicians and sees fewer hospital and physician visits than in most other countries Prescription drug utilization prices and spending all appear to be highest in the U S as does the supply utilization and price of diagnostic imaging U S performance on a limited set of quality measures is variable ranking highly on five year cancer survival middling on in hospital case specific mortality and poorly on hospital admissions for chronic conditions and amputations due to diabetes Findings suggest opportunities for cross national learning to improve health system performance e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Downloads Issue Brief Publication Details Publication Date July 27 2011 Authors David Squires Citation D A Squires The U S Health System in Perspective A Comparison of Twelve Industrialized Nations The Commonwealth Fund July 2011 Related Publications January

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2011/jul/us-health-system-in-perspective (2016-04-30)
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  • Measuring the U.S. Health Care System: A Cross-National Comparison - The Commonwealth Fund
    Economic Cooperation and Development OECD tracks and reports annually on more than 1 200 health system measures across 30 industrialized countries ranging from population health status and nonmedical determinants of health to health care resources and utilization Based on analysis of OECD health data from 2008 the United States continues to differ markedly from other countries on a number of health system measures The U S has a comparatively low number of hospital beds and physicians per capita and patients in the U S have fewer hospital and physician visits than those in most other countries At the same time spending per hospital visit is highest in the U S and American patients are among the most likely to receive procedures requiring complex technology The nation now ranks in the bottom quartile in life expectancy among OECD countries and has seen the smallest improvement in this metric over the past 20 years e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Downloads Issue Brief Chartbook Publication Details Publication Date June 29 2010 Authors Gerard Anderson David Squires Citation G F Anderson and D A Squires Measuring the U S Health Care System A Cross National Comparison The Commonwealth Fund June 2010 Related Publications

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2010/jun/measuring-the-us-health-care (2016-04-30)
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