Proposed Reform

Health Reform Today has compiled this extensive array of industry resources and research to bring the most relevant industry news to you in one convenient location. New information will be added on an ongoing basis, so visit this section of the HRT Web site often in order to enhance your health care reform knowledge.

Across State Lines Explained
An October 2008 New America Foundation report on why selling health insurance across state lines is not the answer.
Cost of Doing Nothing
A November 2008 New America Foundation report on why the cost of failing to fix our health system is greater than the cost of reform.
Comparative Effectiveness: Better Value for the Money?

An August 2008 report from the Alliance for Health Reform detailing the pros and cons of comparative effectiveness proposals.
Health Information Technology: Can HIT Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

A study from the RAND Corporation describing the benefits of improved health information technology.
Employer Health Benefits 2008 Annual Survey

This annual report, compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation the Health Research and Educational Trust examines employer-sponsored health insurance. Click here for an archive of this annual report dating back to 1998
Employer Sponsored Health Insurance – A Comparison of the Availability and Cost of Coverage for Workers in Small Firms and Large Firms
Based on their annual survey data, the Kaiser Family Foundation compares health insurance disparities between large and small employers.

New Survey Shows Making Health Care More Affordable is a Top Concern of Small Business Owners
Data compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2008 on small business health care.
IOM Report Urges Action on Health Insurance Coverage and Costs
A February 2009 report from the Institute of Medicine on problem of the uninsured in the U.S.

Budget Options: Volume 1
Released December 2008, this first section of the Congressional Budget Office’s biennial report focuses on health care spending proposals
Key Issues in Analyzing Major Health Insurance Proposals
A December 2008 report from the Congressional Budget important considerations for the debate on broad health care reform.

Changes in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Sponsorship, Eligibility, and Participation: 2001 to 2005
A report on the changes in employer-sponsored health insurance from The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

2008 World Health Report
The annual report from the World Health Organization on the role of primary care in any health care reform.
Employer Health Costs in a Global Economy
A May 2008 presentation from New America Foundation’s Len Nichols on the competitive disadvantage health care costs pose for U.S. firms.


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