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Taxing health benefits would be a costly solution enjoyed more equitably across the income spectrum than the exclusion for employer-sponsored coverage. As a Commonwealth Fund report concludes, low-income households with employer coverage receive a larger tax break as a percentage of income...
Outside editorial: US Doctors earn much more than their European counterparts

...expenses - are the main drivers of higher spending for physician services in the United States," concluded The Commonwealth Fund, which helped pay for the study.There are other factors worth considering, though. A reasonable case can be...
Undoing health law could have multiple messy ripple effects

...a parent's health insurance is a popular provision that no one's arguing about. A report last week from the Commonwealth Fund estimated that 6.6 million young adults have taken advantage of the benefit, while a new Gallup survey showed...
Consider it: Health care reform

...President Obama, Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich, Rep. Don Young, and the Juneau Empire. Share it. Read Commonwealth Fund, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Kaiser Family Foundation online. Talk to your health care providers and tell...
Open up Medicare to everyone

...than those of HMOs and private plans - and received with less hassle and more consistency. Studies by AARP and the Commonwealth Fund also show that Medicare patients are more satisfied with every aspect of their care than patients with private plans...
Outside editorial: Buyer beware

...extra payments added almost $33 billion to Medicare's costs, according to a recent review by the non-partisan Commonwealth Fund. Exhibit B: The baffling and opaque marketing materials that private companies are using to sell stand-alone...


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