These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Overall, we rate The Commonwealth Fund Left-Center Biased based on liberal leaning platform positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1918, The Commonwealth Fund is a private U.S. foundation whose stated purpose is to “promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable and the elderly.” It is active in a number of areas related to health care and health policy. It is led by David Blumenthal, M.D.
“The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is 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.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The Commonwealth Fund, one of the first foundations to be established by a woman, was founded in 1918 with an endowment of almost $10 million by Anna M. Harkness. The widow of Stephen V. Harkness, a principal investor in Standard Oil, Mrs. Harkness wanted to “do something for the welfare of mankind.” Currently, the fund has assets of around 750 million dollars.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Commonwealth Fund generally promotes access to healthcare for all. There isn’t use of loaded and language and all information is properly sourced to low biased and scientific sources. There is a left leaning bias politically as they support universal healthcare, which is considered the policy of progressive democrats.
The Commonwealth Fund typically reports factually, but does not agree with President Trump on health care access such as this: The Affordable Care Act Under the Trump Administration. This story is thoroughly sourced to credible media outlets. In general, the Commonwealth Fund reports factually, with a left leaning editorial perspective.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check, but actually serve as resources for fact checkers.
Overall, we rate The Commonwealth Fund Left-Center Biased based on liberal leaning platform positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (5/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 12/03/2019)