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Policy & Reform
Center for Studying Health System Change
Nonpartisan policy research organization the producing research and statistics on insurance costs and coverage, access to care, quality and care delivery and health care markets.
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
From the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
Health Reform Source
From the Kaiser Family Foundation. Covers a wide range of topics related to health care reform, from basic overview to more advanced analysis.
International Health Policy Center
From the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation focused on health systems research. Their international research covering Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. See their international profiles of health care systems
RAND Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts
COMPARE is a microsimulation model that predicts the effects of health policy changes at national and state levels.
Professional & Trade Associations
Financing & Quality
Research from the Commonwealth Fund (a private foundation) to advance their mission of promoting a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable.
Congressional Budget Office
CBO's Health Care topics page links to cost estimates and reports. CBO devotes a large share of its resources to studying proposals that would make narrow or broad changes in the nation's systems for delivering and financing health care.
Health Care Cost Institute
Non-profit organization whose goal is "to provide complete, accurate, unbiased information about health care utilization and costs to better understand the US health care system." Data contributors to HCCI are four large insurance companies: Aetna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealthcare. Reports focus on children's health spending and prices and utilization associated with Employer Sponsored Insurance.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent Congressional agency that advises the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. In addition to advising the Congress on payments to private health plans participating in Medicare and providers in Medicare's traditional fee-for-service program, MedPAC is also tasked with analyzing access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare.
National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation
Nonprofit, nonpartisan group that conducts research on health care issues covering topics such as the efficiency and effectiveness of health care services and delivery, and access to health care.