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Final Project Source Notes (20)

Posted by mattieliz on February 27, 2009

Source Notes (20): Image

Title: Universal Coverage and Controlling Costs– Health Priorities for President Obama

Summary: A pie chart of what citizens think the Obama administration should do about the health care reform first in order of importance: improve quality, improve efficiency and cost control, or increase coverage. People then voted on their views, then the Commonwealth Fund Foundation turned it into a pie chart based on what should happen first.

Topic: Universal health care

Category: Image

What is it?: An image of a pie chart found on a blog.

Publication information:, January 20, 2009

Author: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn


Accessed: January 20, 2009

Support: Commonwealth Fund Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey

Audience and Agenda: This chart was originally created by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation working toward a high performance health system. The fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy.

Usefulness: This site offers many other charts, graphs and statistical data about universal health care in the U.S. I found the pie chart from a blog strictly about health care. Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, the author of this blog, is a health economist and management consultant who has worked with health care stakeholders for over twenty years.

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