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Families USA Foundation: The Voice for Health Care Consumers

Families USA is the consumer voice for health care offering articles and reports on health care, politics, reform, Medicare and Medicaid, and other health care issues for women, senior citizens, and lower-income people. Families USA is a national nonprofit organization and advocates high-quality, affordable health and long term care for all Americans. They work at the national, state, and...
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century

Released March 2001, this headline-making report from the Institute of Medicine, concludes that the nation's health care industry has failed to provide "safe, high-quality care consistently to all Americans." Offering a comprehensive assessment, the report criticizes the inability of current institutional structures to effectively treat those with "even common chronic conditions" because of the...
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century

Several new and forthcoming books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) can now be read online through NAP's OpenBook feature, that allows readers to view full text of books (.html).
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was originally created in December 1989, with the directive to "support research designed to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans." With a budget of close to $270 million, the AHRQ disburses 80 percent of those monies as grants and contracts to researchers at universities and other research...
Redirecting Innovation in U.S. Health Care: Options to Decrease Spending and Increase Value

Conversations about health care costs in the United States continue to dominate the public sphere and this publication from the RAND Corporation offers some additional insight into this thorny topic. Authored by a team of researchers (including Steven Garber and Susan M. Gates) this 130-page report was issued in the spring 2014 and visitors can download the entire document here. For some basic...
Brookings: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Brookings Institution publishes hundreds of studies and articles each year on a huge range of topics. This site on the Brookings page elucidates the ins, the outs, and the controversies of the American Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare. Readers may peruse the site using the All tab, which includes everything from papers to articles to blog posts. There is a tremendous wealth of...