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Final Project Source Notes (10)

Posted by mattieliz on February 16, 2009

Source Notes (10): Reforming the U.S. Health Care System

Title: Reforming the U.S. Health care System

Summary: Keeping in mind that this article was written before we found out who won the 2008 presidential election, this is a bias article from a journal of The Fraser Institute stating that John McCain’s health care plan for the U.S. shows more promise than Obama’s plan. This article states some valid facts about the health care plans from both parties.

Topic: Universal health care

Category: Academic research

What is it?: An online journal from the Fraser Institute about the healthcare reform.

Publication information: Fraserinstitute.org, September 2008, Bradenton, Florida.

Author: John C. Goodman

Location: http://www.fraserinstitute.org/commerce.web/product_files/ReformingUSHealthCareSystem.pdf

Accessed: February 15, 2009

Support:

John McCain, senator of AZ; Hillary Clinton, senator of NY; Barack Obama, president; David Cutler, Obama’s health adviser.

These were the people mentioned in the article, all having different opinions and plans for the U.S. health care system.

Audience and Agenda: The Fraser Institute is an independent non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada. This organization has no affiliations with any political party. Funding is generated from Institute events, publication sales, and from interest on invested endowment funds.

Usefulness: This article did seem biased, but in the “about us” section on the website, it does state that they have no affiliations with any political party. It seems that all the facts are legitimate and an opinion is going along with those facts. The Fraser Institute’s list of researchers has grown to include more than 350 authors 22 countries, making more than 600 Institute journals and thousands of articles.

Works cited:

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/commerce.web/product_files/ReformingUSHealthCareSystem.pdf

Goodman, John C. “Reforming the U.S. Health Care System.” Fraser Forum (2008): 35-36.

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