Economics - Is Health Care a Right?

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    Is Health Care a Fundamental Right?



    Library Resources -
    These will be some of the best resources available on the web. Just search for “health care rights”

    Gale Opposing Viewpoints – Health Care Debate
    http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/topic/actionWin?limiter=&displayGroups=&query=&prodId=OVIC&action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=GALE%7C00000000LVZR&scanId=&display-query=&mode=view&userGroupName=multesd&jsid=d00d327b4d959e594694f5a745d086f0

    The Opposing Viewpoints site is designed to provide persuasive arguments both for and against various important issues of the day. The link above pulls together all of the articles related to health care reform in America and the world. It can be directly accessed from school. Remote access from home is available with passwords provided by Mr. Wong.

    Gale Powersearch
    http://secondary.oslis.org/find-information

    A comprehensive and reliable information database from Gale Publishing. Contracted by the State of Oregon, the Gale Powersearch database is a combination of Magazine/Academic journal/News/eBooks and multimedia sources. Click on the Gale PowerSearch logo after clicking on the link above. This is a free resource to all Oregon students and staff. Bookmarked and readily available on Library computers. Remote access is available with passwords provided by Mr. Wong or Mrs. Ferron.

     

    General Nonpartisan Health Care Sites

    HealthReform.GOV 
    http://www.healthcare.gov/
    A government health care policy site that explains the current adopted plan. Created and run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is the web portal/tool that is used to actually sign up for health care plans under the Affordable Health Care Act.

    The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
    http://healthreform.kff.org
    Connected to the Kaiser family, but not a part of the current Kaiser companies, this organization researches and analyzes major health related issues. Includes extensive resources related to the debate surrounding the direction of health care policy and reform.

    The Washington Post
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/health-care-reform/
    The Washington Post's all-in-one coverage site for the debate surrounding the future of health care policy.

    CNN.com
    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/health.care/index.html
    CNN’s special coverage of “Health Care in America” and the debate surrounding health care reform.

    Factcheck.org
    http://factcheck.org
    A good site to conduct spot checks about health care policy claims.

     

    General Partisan Health Care Sites

    Democratic Party (National)
    http://www.democrats.org/issues/health_care
    Supports current health care policy. More health care reform topics can be found with the site search engine.

    National Public Radio (NPR)
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106180134
    National Public Radio’s coverage of health care issues. Primarily supports health care reform efforts.

    Congressional Republicans and Republican Party (National)
    http://www.gop.gov/solutions/healthcare
    (Presents Congressional Republican health care alternatives)

    http://www.gop.com
    (Republican party site. You need to use the search engine to find specifics)

    Both of these sites largely reject the adopted health care policies as defined by the President and the Democratic Party. Both present Republican alternatives and objections related to health care reform.

    Wall Street Journal
    http://online.wsj.com/public/page/health-care-overhaul.html
    A news site that predominantly produces articles that question the direction of current government health care policies.