The Commonwealth Fund

The Commonwealth Fund and SSRS have worked closely for several years, conducting studies that track the implementation and effects of the Affordable Care Act.

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.

The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.

Older Americans Were Sicker and Faced More Financial Barriers to Health Care Than Counterparts in Other Countries

Findings from the 2017 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults

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Following the ACA Repeal-and-Replace Effort, Where Does the U.S. Stand on Insurance Coverage?

Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey Conducted by SSRS

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Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care

Surveys in 2014, 2015 and 2016, used to inform “Mirror, Mirror 2017”, were conducted in partnership with SSRS and included data collection for most countries.  SSRS oversaw sampling and data integration for all countries.

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International Health Care System Profiles

This site presents overviews of the health care systems of multiple countries, including health insurance, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, and more. Survey Organizations and Partners include SSRS and contractors in each country.

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How High-Need Patients Experience Health Care in the United States

The Commonwealth Fund Survey of High-Need Patients was conducted by SSRS from June 22 to September 14, 2016, as a part of SSRS’s weekly, nationally representative omnibus survey.

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In New Survey of 11 Countries, U.S. Adults Still Struggle with Access to and Affordability of Health Care

Surveys for this project were conducted in partnership with SSRS.

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Who Are the Remaining Uninsured and Why Haven′t They Signed Up for Coverage?

SSRS Conducted The Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tracking Survey, February–April 2016

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Listening to Those Living with Chronic Conditions

SSRS conducted the online focus (video-chat) groups and phone interviews, as well as a focus group of caregivers.

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International Health Policy Survey, 2016

The Commonwealth Fund’s 2016 International Health Policy Survey, the 19th in an annual series, will assess health care system performance and responsiveness from the perspective of the general public.

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2015 Commonwealth Fund International Survey of Primary Care Physicians in 10 Nations


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How High Is America’s Health Care Cost Burden?

Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Health Care Affordability Tracking Survey, July–August 2015

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