Health Care Reform Debate Resources


This list compiles on-line resources that I have found informative in educationg myself about the current Health Care Reform debate.  I recommend them to my students and to others who are interested in the issue.  I do not vouch for the absolute reliability of any particular source and urge anyone exploring the issue to draw on as many varied sources of information as possible. 


I have grouped some sources at the end as advocates of "Market Based" solutions to the current crisis for my own convenience so that I can quickly check on the positions of the various groups or commentators who are critical of any "Public Option" such as a single payer national health care program or less ambitious government administered systems for delivering health care to the public.  I do not mean to imply that any of these sources are less reliable due to their stated position or because of any "bias" I impute to them.  The "classification" was for my own reference only.   The other sources have a variety of positions on publically administered or financed programs and should not be assumed to be opposed to "Market Based" approaches.


If there are important an informative sources I should pay attention to don't hesitate to tell me about them.


Exchanges Will Raise U.S. Health-Care Costs, David Goldhill, Bloomberg News


"Opt Out" Anti-Obamacare Ad, featuring the Creepy Uncle Sam


‘Affordable Care’ or a Rip-Off?, Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times, 28 September 2013


The American Way of Birth: The Costliest in the World, Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times, 1 July 2013

Seeking Medical Care Overseas, at Lower Cost, Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times, 12 August 2013


Why the US Leads the World in Health Costs, The Example of Colonoscopies, Elizabeth Rosenthal, 2 June 2013


Why Is Childbirth So Expensive in the US?, Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times, 10 June 2013


Elizabeth Rosenthal Interviewed by Leonard Lopate, Medical Care Overseas, WNYC, 12 August 2013


House and Senate Health Care bills compared, NY Times, 19 November 2009

R.E.M. and Moveon.org video:  We Can't Afford to Wait


Text of President Obama's speech to Congress, 9 September 2009

Outline of President Obama's plan for health care reform


Economic Policy Institute: Health Reform Endgame
http://www.epi.org/analysis_and_opinion/entry/health_care_reform_still_needs_a_public_option/


New England Journal of Medicine:  Survey of Doctors favors Public Option, Single Payer
http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/?p=1785&query=home


Fighting the Wrong Health Care Battle  By Paul Starr
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/opinion/29starr.html?scp=1&sq=Paul%20Starr&st=cse

Paul Starr, Princeton Economist
http://www.princeton.edu/~starr/

Paul Starr's publications
http://www.princeton.edu/~starr/hcpubs.html

Columbia Journalism Review, Trudi Lieberman, What's So Public about the Public Option
http://www.cjr.org/campaign_desk/whats_so_public_about_a_public.php

Columbia Journalism Review, Massachusetts Health Reform articles
http://www.cjr.org/campaign_desk/massachusetts_health_reform_ar.php

Columbia Journalism Review, Devil in the Details, Part III, Trudy Lieberman
http://www.cjr.org/campaign_desk/the_devil_in_the_details_part_2.php?page=all

NY Times, 9/18:  Krugman:  Baucus's "Mark"
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/18/opinion/18krugman.html?_r=1

Monthly Review, 09: The Health Care Crisis in the United States by David Singer
http://www.monthlyreview.org/080201singer.php

Progressive, 9/09:  Health Care Reform on the Homestretch By Ruth Conniff, September 15, 2009
http://www.progressive.org/rc091509.html

McClatchy. 9/09: How Republicans would overhaul the health care system, By Julie Appleby / Kaiser Health News
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/75628.html?storylink=MI_emailed

President Obama Should Focus on Curbing Epidemic of Medical Errors, Not Shielding Those Responsible, Statement of David Arkush, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
http://www.citizen.org/pressroom/release.cfm?ID=2960

Medical Malpractice Payments Fall to Record Low, Public Citizen Study Shows Medical Malpractice Epidemic Persists Even as Compensation to Victims Decreases
http://www.citizen.org/publications/release.cfm?ID=7678

Atlantic, 9/09: Daniel Akst, Death by Uninsurance and by Bad Health Decisions compared
http://correspondents.theatlantic.com/daniel_akst/2009/09/death_by_uninsurance.php

Rolling Stone:  The Lie Machine, Sept 09
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/30219673/the_lie_machine


All Things Considered: Survey of Doctors in NEJM
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112818960

New England Journal of Medicine: Health Care Reform 2009
http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/

White House Reality Check
http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck/


Denver Post:  Debunking Canadian health care myths, By Rhonda Hackett
http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_12523427


President Obama Highlights New Treasury Report on Instability of Health Insurance in America
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Weekly-Address-President-Obama-Highlights-New-Treasury-Report-on-Instability-of-Health-Insurance-in-America/

US Treasury Paper on Uninsured over ten year period cited by Obama at Minneapolis rally
http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/docs/final-hc-report092009.pdf

Text version of Treasury report on uninsured:
http://search.treas.gov/search?q=cache:OHBbiE3N38sJ:www.treas.gov/press/releases/docs/final-hc-report092009.pdf+health+insurance&access=p&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&client=default_frontend&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&site=default_collection&lr=lang_en|lang_es&oe=UTF-8

Business Week analyses Treasury report based on U.M. Study, 9/09
http://www.businessweek.com/blogs/money_politics/archives/2009/09/obama_treasury.html


PNHCP on Harvard study:  Harvard study finds nearly 45,000 excess deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage
http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/september/harvard_study_finds_.php

Healthreform.gov
http://www.healthreform.gov/

New York Times:  Articles on Health Care Reform
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/health_insurance_and_managed_care/health_care_reform/index.html


Financial Times:  US Health Care
http://www.ft.com/indepth/us-healthcare-reform

California Nurses Assoc:  California's Real Death Panels: Insurers Deny 21% of Claims
http://www.calnurses.org/media-center/press-releases/2009/september/california-s-real-death-panels-insurers-deny-21-of-claims.html

The Policy-Speak Disaster for Health Care by: George Lakoff

http://www.truthout.org/082009B


Politifact.com
http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/


FactCheck.org: More Health Care Scare
http://www.factcheck.org/2009/06/more-health-care-scare/

FactCheck.org: Government-Run Health Care
http://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/government-run-health-care/


Public CItzen, Health Research Group

http://www.citizen.org/hrg/


Sourcewatch on  Health Care debate
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Health_Care

Institute for Health Care Improvement
http://www.ihi.org/ihi

Single Payer Action
http://singlepayeraction.org/


Health Care for America Now
http://www.healthcareforamericanow.org/


Democratic National Committee on Health Care Reform
http://www.democrats.org/a/national/american_dream/affordable_health_care/


Progressive Democrats of America:  Single Payer Proposal
http://pdamerica.org/articles/news/span.php

Rep. John Conyers:  Public Option is Essential
http://conyers.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=News.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=9a42e2e3-19b9-b4b1-1242-42a2f42db4fb

Rep. John D. Dingell:  Quality Affordable Health Care Act
http://www.house.gov/dingell/american_solution.shtml

Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette:  Britain's National Health Service has been unfairly maligned

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09235/992461-109.stm


Democracy for America ( Howard Dean )
http://democracyforamerica.com/


Center for American Progress
http://thinkprogress.org/


Healthcare for All - California
http://www.healthcareforall.org/


Kaiser Family Foundation information on Health Reform
http://healthreform.kff.org/


NY Review of Books: "Health Reform: The Fateful Moment," 2009:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22931

 

NY Review of Books: "The Health Reform We Need," 2009:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22798

 

NY Review of Books: "Health Care Elsewhere: An Exchange":

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22903

 

NY Review of Books: Paul Krugman, "The Health Care Crisis," 2006:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/18802

 

New York Times: "Following the Money in the Health Care Debate," 2009:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/14/weekinreview/14abelson.html

 

Business Week: Health Insurers Have Already Won
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_33/b4143034820260.htm

The New Yorker, "Getting There from Here," Atul Gawande, 2009:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/26/090126fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all

 

World Health Organization Health Rankings
http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html
http://www.who.int/inf-pr-2000/en/pr2000-44.html

World Health Organization Healthy Life Expectancy Rankings
http://www.who.int/inf-pr-2000/en/pr2000-life.html


Free Speech Radio News:  The History of US Health Care Reform
http://www.fsrn.org/content/history-us-health-reform/5254


Joe Conason, Salon, "The Questions Our Healthcare Debate Ignores":

http://www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2009/03/09/healthcare/

 

Jamie Court in Huffington Post, on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Industry:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-court/health-reform-debate-turn_b_202679.html

 

The Nation, Slideshow, with links to past articles:

http://www.thenation.com/slideshow/20090817/slideshow_healthreform

 

The Nation, "Rick Scott: Healthcare Enemy No. 1,"

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090330/hayes?rel=hp_currently

 

The Nation, "Healthcare Disinformation: A Case Study,"

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/jstreet/459767/healthcare_disinformation_a_case_study

 

Wendell Potter, former Cygnet and Humana Insurance executive, blog:

http://www.prwatch.org/blog/35267

 

Bill Moyers interviews Wendell Potter on Health Insurance industry lobbying:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/watch2.html

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/profile.html

 

Bill Moyers interviews Wendell Potter - transcript:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/transcript2.html

 

Wendell Potter on "All Things Considered," August 2009
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111786686

Wendell Potter on Democracy Now!
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/7/16/former_insurance_exec_wendell_porter

Amy Goodman on Wendell Potter
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090714_health-insurance_whistle_blower_knows_where_the_bodies_are_buried/


NY Times: Kristoff on Wendell Potter and Health Care industry distortions

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/opinion/27kristof.html?_r=1


Sourcewatch on Wendell Potter
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Wendell_Potter


Wendel Potter on Democracy Now, Sept. 30, 2009
http://cdn4.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2009-0930-1.mp3?nvb=20090930135737&nva=20091001140737&t=0d311668d7ed29392062a

Bill Moyers interviews Trudy Lieberman and Marcia Angell on the media coverage of the health care debate:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07242009/profile.html

 

Bill Moyers Journal on Money and the Health Care Debate:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07172009/watch3.html

 

Bill Moyers Journal: Health Care Reform on the Table:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/profile3.html

 

Bill Moyers interviews Dr. David Himmelstein & Dr. Sidney Wolfe

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/05222009/profile2.html

 

Bill Moyers interviews Donna Smith of the California Nurses Association:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/05222009/profile.html

 

Bill Moyers: Money Driven Healthcare, August 28, 2009
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/08282009/watch.html


    Sourcewatch on Bill Moyers
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Bill_D._Moyers

    Attack on Bill Moyers in the '60's
    http://www.slate.com/id/2211601/


Institute for Public Accuracy (Norman Solomon)
http://www.accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=2072

Sourcewatch:  Norman Solomon
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Norman_Solomon


Truthout: James Kwak, You Do Not Have Health Insurance
http://www.truthout.org/080709A

Ten Busted Myths about the Canadian Health Care System:

http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2009/06/10-busted-myths-about-canadian.html

 

Frontline:  "Sick in America":

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/

 

Frontline:  "Sick around the World":

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/

 

How PBS cut T.R. Reid out of his documentary "Sick in America"

http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/sickaroundtheworld040209.htm


Q&A with T.R. Reid about "Sick Around the World"

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/etc/notebook.html


NY Times review of "Sick around the World"

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/arts/television/15sick.html?ref=television


5 Myths About Health Care around the World, T.R. Reid, Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/21/AR2009082101778.html


"The Healing of America," T.R. Reid, an excerpt:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/story?id=8383452


Fresh Air interview with T.R. Reid on "The Healing of America"

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112172939


PBS: Q&A with Uwe E. Reinhardt

http://www.pbs.org/healthcarecrisis/Exprts_intrvw/u_reinhardt.htm


PBS: Healthcare Crisis: Who's at Risk?

http://www.pbs.org/healthcarecrisis/


PBS Interview: Marcia Angell, Editor, New England Journal of Medicine

http://www.pbs.org/healthcarecrisis/Exprts_intrvw/m_angell.htm


PBS: Expert Interviews

http://www.pbs.org/healthcarecrisis/Exprts_intrvw/


Uwe E. Reinhardt, Princeton economist, on public option and AHIP plan

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/who-needs-the-public-option/#more-27531


Uwe E. Reinhardt posts to New York Times Economix blog

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/author/uwe-e-reinhardt/


Michael Pollan: Big Insurance vs. Big Food, NY Times Op-Ed
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/09/10/us/AP-US-California-Lawmaker-Sex-Comments.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=sempra%20energy&st=cse

Phyicians for a National Health Program:

http://www.pnhp.org/

 

Annenberg Center's "FactCheck.org":

http://www.factcheck.org/

 

RealClearPolitics on the Health Care Debate:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/topic/topic.php?topic=Health_Care&id=5196&letter=h

 

The New England Journal of Medicine compares the Obama and McCain Health Care proposals:

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/359/8/781

 

CBS/NY Times poll on US opinion:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/19/opinion/polls/main5098517.shtml


Bill Moyers, 4 September 2009, Comment on the Health Care Debate
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/09042009/watch3.html

AFL-CIO Health Care information
http://www.aflcio.org/issues/healthcare/

Dartmouth Center for Health Policy Research
http://tdi.dartmouth.edu/centers/health-policy-research

Fresh Air: Young People Living, And Laughing, With Cancer
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112563650


Q: What do you call a cancer victim in her twenties who is insured?
A: A Canadian.


Newsweek:  A Malignant Melanoma Walks Into a Bar..., Iva Skoch
http://www.newsweek.com/id/209319


Progressive States Network
http://www.progressivestates.org/node/23319


PBS Newshour Health Care
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/health/healthreform/
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/health/

Medical News Today
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/134883.php
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/sections/health_insurance/

Hendrick Hertzberg on Health Care Debate
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2009/08/03/090803taco_talk_hertzberg

PBS, T.R. Reid, Sick Around the World
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/


PBS: Sick Around America, T.R. Reid report
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/

Politifact on 85% "satisfaction" with health care
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/sep/01/americas-health-insurance-plans/strong-satisfaction-health-insurance-coverage/

Health Affairs, leading peer reviewed journal on public health examines claims that Canadians use US health facilities in preference to their own:

http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/21/3/19

 

Canadian Medical Association on the Health Affairs study:

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=121985

 
Bill Maher on Health Care, Prisons, War and News for Profit:
http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://rackjite.com/archives/3708-New-Rules-Bill-Maher-Health-care-for-profit-is-immoral-and-evil-july-24-2009.html

Bill Maher interviews Dr. David Scheiner:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI4lWko3XUA


Counterspin on Health Care debate coverage:
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3858
 http://www.fair.org/audio/counterspin/CounterSpin081409.mp3


MoveOn.org: Five Top Health Care Lies
http://pol.moveon.org/truth/lies.html


American Trial Lawyers Association
http://www.theatla.com/

F.A.I.R. - The corporate ties between insurers and media companies
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3845

F.A.I.R. - Media Quarantine of Single-Payer Continues
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3793

Columbia Journalism Review - Straight Talk on Health Care
http://www.cjr.org/campaign_desk/straight_talk_part_i.php

Columbia Journalism Revoew on Investment Business Daily and Stephen Hawking:
http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/investors_business_daily_short.php


McClatchey: Who's Behind Attacks on Health Care Reform?
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/73765.html

Colbert Debates Colbert on Health Care
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/241051/august-12-2009/formidable-opponent---health-care

Colbert on Death Panels
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/240815/august-10-2009/death-panels


Colbert on Legislators and Health Industry Lobbyists
http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/30/stephen-colbert-takes-aim_n_304156.html


Colbert on Legislators and Lobbyists
http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/30/stephen-colbert-takes-aim_n_304156.html

Jon Stewart, August 2009, on Health Care
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-august-12-2009/pr
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-august-11-2009/reform-madness
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/11/jon-stewart-vs-town-hall_n_256272.html

Huffington Post:  RNC Memo, "Stop Health Reform"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/21/internal-rnc-memo-engage_n_241940.html

NPR: Daniel Schorr: On his 1970 boook "Don't Get Sick in America"
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111589242


Daniel Schorr:  On Immigrants and Health Care
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112892744

Michael Moore, "Sicko"

http://www.michaelmoore.com/sicko/index.html


    Online Michael Moore haters' website
    http://www.moorewatch.com/


Billionaires for Wealthcare video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHVwrCzRUX0


Robert Greenwald on MSNBC discusses his film "Sick for Profit"
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/healthwellness/141958/sick_for_profit:_greenwald_tears_into_insurance_company_ceos/


Thom Brooks, UK moral philosopher, on US Health Care Debate
http://the-brooks-blog.blogspot.com/2009/08/medicare-and-us-debate-over-health-care.html


Amy Goodman: Tony Benn, on Afghanistan and Health Care
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/8/18/british_politician_tony_benn_condemns_escalation

Amy Goodman: Tommy Douglas, Keifer Sutherland, Dr. Michael Rachliss on Canadian Health Care
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/8/18/actor_kiefer_sutherlands_grandfather_tommy_douglas


CREDO petition to President Obama, "Keep the Public Option"
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/publicoption_bo/?r_by=-2141220-S5EK3mx&rc=mailto1


Paul Krugman, "Missing Nixon," on how good even HIS medical reforms were:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/31/opinion/31krugman.html?hp


CNN:  What You Need to Know about Health Care Reform
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/18/ep.health.reform.basics/index.html


Mad as Hell Doctors
https://madashelldoctorstour.com/

Urban Institute on Healthcare
http://www.urban.org/health/index.cfm


Health Care Reform Educational Institute
http://www.healthcarereform.com/


Young Invincibles
http://www.younginvincibles.org/index02.html

Annenberg Center on CBO estimates on "tort reform" savings.
http://factcheck.org/2009/10/malpractice-savings-reconsidered/

Paul Krugman on AHIP "study"
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/16/opinion/16krugman.html

Paul Krugman, on what happens when the reforms pass
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/26/opinion/26krugman.html

The Sick Business of Health-Care Profiteering, Vanity Fair
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/09/health-care200909


Nicholas Kristof blogs:
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/where-to-spend-100-billion-health-or-helmand/
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/02/public-fire-police-libraries-schools-but-not-health-care/
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/best-health-care-in-the-world/
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/your-comments-on-my-sunday-health-column-2/
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/nikki-white-and-health-care/

http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/the-human-toll-of-our-health-system/

Democracy Now, Steffie Woolhandler , Physicians for a National Health Program, veterans, etc.
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/11/11/study_over_2_200_us_veterans


"Understanding Obamacare," Luke Mitchell, Harper's, December 2009
http://harpers.org/archive/2009/12/0082740

Trudy Lieberman on "Counterspin" on coverage of Healthcare debate
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3941

BIll Moyers interviews Anna Deaveare Smith on "Let Me Down Easy"
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/11132009/profile.html

Kristof, NY Times, "Are We Going to Let John Die?"
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/opinion/29kristof.html?_r=1

Canadian Woman comes to Mayo Clinic for "turmor" treatment
http://www.mayoclinic.org/patientstories/story-339.html


Some reactions to the Candian "Brain Tumor" story highlighted in TV industry ad:

http://www.nowpublic.com/health/ontario-woman-defends-anti-canadian-style-health-care-ad
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/07/06/canadian.health.care.system/
http://www.somecanadianskeptic.com/2009/07/its-not-tumor.html
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/19/755113/-Another-Healthcare-Lie,-and-the-Lying-Liar-Thats-Telling-It
http://ipseblogit.blogspot.com/2009/07/is-opera-over-yet-who-is-this-canadian.html
http://www.mikesanddislikes.com/politics_america_the_great_anti_canadian_healthcare_fraudster_joins_the_great_american_healthcare_debate


Proponents of "Market-Based" Health Care


Republican National Committee video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CyZhOirPTU


Republican Health Care plan
http://www.gop.gov/solutions/healthcare

GOP: Senior Health Care Bill of Rights

http://www.gop.com/news/NewsRead.aspx?GUID=bc1d50c0-5ef7-4026-8db5-efd402b01677


Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center Recommendations
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthpolicycenter/recommendations.html

America's Health Insurance Plans (Industry Lobby)

http://www.ahip.org/


Republican Study Committee
http://rsc.tomprice.house.gov/default.aspx

AHIP's Health Reform proposals

http://www.ahip.org/content/default.aspx?bc=39|25680


National Association of Insurance Commissioners / Center for Insurance Policy and Research
http://www.naic.org/

NY Times:  Guarded Optimism Among Insurers, but Some Health Sectors Remain Skeptical
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/health/policy/17insure.html?fta=y

New York Times touts "private insurance" Swiss plan
Swiss Health Care Thrives Without Public Option By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/01/health/policy/01swiss.html?hp


The Health Care Blog
http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/

The Health Care Blog:  Lessons of the Mayo Clinic
http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/2009/07/healthcare-reform-lessons-from-mayo-clinic.html


Conservatives for Patients' Rights 

( founded by Rick Scott, of the Columbia / HCA Medicare fraud scandal )

http://www.cprights.org/


          Sourcewatch on Rick Scott
          http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Rick_Scott

  New York Times on Scott's record
  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/us/politics/02scott.html
  http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/s/richard_l_scott/index.html

  New York Times coverage of Columbia/HCA scandal
  http://www.nytimes.com/library/financial/columbia-hca-index.html


MEP Daniel Hannan with Sean Hannity on Fox News about health care in Great Britain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Gnd85vP4M

David Cameron, Conservative leader, denounces Hannan's Fox News Health Service remarks
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/aug/19/conservatives-nhs-funding


The Lewin Group ( owned by United Health Care )
http://www.lewin.com/Expertise/HealthReform/

Washington Post on The Lewin Group
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/22/AR2009072203696.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/22/AR2009072202216.html


SEIU: The GOP and The Lewin Group
http://action.seiu.org/page/s/lewin?gclid=CNy9iq-Fq5wCFc5L5QodPnlYkA


Cato Institute:  Health, Welfare and Entitlements
http://www.cato.org/researcharea.php?display=6

Hudson Institute:  Health Care articles
http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=research_publications_list&resType=Health

Hudson Institute: "Life Expectencey Humbug"
http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication_details&id=6449

American Enterprise Institute: Health Policy Studies
http://www.aei.org/ra/7

Manhattan Institute Center for Medical Progress
http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/medical_progress.htm

The Becker-Posner Blog on Health Care
http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/archives/2009/06/health_care-bec.html

Milton Friedman, "How to Cure Health Care," from Hoover Institution Archives
http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/3459466.html

National Association of Manufacturers
http://www.nam.org/ 

US Chamber of Commerce on Health Reform 
http://www.chamberpost.com/2009/08/health-reform-rhetoric-and-reality.html


Resistnet

http://www.resistnet.com/

Freedomworks (Dick Armey)
http://www.freedomworks.org/


    Sourcewatch:  Dick Armey
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Dick_Armey


Grassfire
http://grassfire.org/


The Independence Institute
http://www.i2i.org/main/page.php?page_id=1


Employment Policies Institute on Uninsured
http://www.epionline.org/study_detail.cfm?sid=122

       Sourcewatch on Employment Policies Institute
        http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Employment_Policies_Institute

        On EPI and Rick Berman's other "front groups"
        http://www.americanrightsatwork.org/the-anti-union-network/center-for-union-facts/bermans-front-groups.html


National Federation of Independent Businesses
http://www.nfib.com/
http://www.nfib.com/nfib-on-the-move/nfib-on-the-move-item/cmsid/1363/