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Economics - Health Care Models

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 United States Health Care Models 

Specific Websites

PBS Frontline: Sick Around the World

This article looks at four basic models of health care systems used around the United States and around the world.

Healthcare Economist: International Health Care Models

A site that describes and compares the health care systems of Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Rwanda.

Council on Foreign Relations: Lessons in Universal Health Care Models

A concise look at various types of health care models and real world examples of each system.

General Nonpartisan Health Care Sites


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 plans under the Affordable Health Care Act.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The Washington Post's all-in-one coverage site for the debate surrounding the future of health care policy.

CNN’s special coverage of “Health Care in America” and the debate surrounding health care reform.

A good site to conduct spot checks about health care policy claims.

General Partisan Health Care Sites

Democratic Party (National)

Supports current health care policy. More health care reform topics can be found with the site search engine.

National Public Radio (NPR)

National Public Radio’s coverage of health care issues. Primarily supports health care reform efforts.

Congressional Republicans and Republican Party (National) (Presents Congressional Republican health care opinions and articles) (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

A news site that predominantly produces articles that question the direction of current government health care policies.

Library Resources

Gale Opposing Viewpoints – Health Care Debate

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

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.