U.S. Health Care
Health care is one of the most important topics in American politics and society today. Use this Web guide to find information on the government and non-government health care organizations that seek to educate and heal the American public. You’ll find resources for health care news, as well as information on where the current presidential candidates stand on health care issues.
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New developments in health care policy and research happen every day. Use these resources to stay abreast of changes in the health care system, or to learn about new issues that question current health care guidelines and strategies.
- Many of the resources mentioned earlier in this guide offer health care news as well. Be advised, however, that government and private organizations have specific agendas that influence what news is offered, and how it is presented.
For analysis of current health care data …
The Congressional Budget Office
keeps track of major elements of U.S. spending, including health care costs. Check the home page for regular updates on health care budget information.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
analyzes U.S. economic data. Health care budget analysis is frequently analyzed and reported on the home page. You can also find archived data by doing an internal search using the Web site’s search function.
provides research and analysis of the current U.S. health care system. The organization not only analyzes data, but also works to enhance health care by partnering with other research and medical institutions. Go to Current Studies
for a full list of health care issues assessed by the group.
For news from the medical and health care communities …
Medical News Today
is a health care and medical news aggregator, collecting news from journals like Lancet, JAMA and BMJ. Read about recent FDA trials of drugs and medications, updates on insurance providers and results of the latest medical studies. Browse content by category using the left sidebar or search by keyword.
For news from mainstream media sources …
The New York Times
maintains a section dedicated to health care news. Learn about recent trials, medical research, developments in exercise and nutrition, and even browse the “Money and Policy
” section to read up on the bureaucracy of U.S. health care.
has a section dedicated to health care coverage. In addition to the latest headlines detailing new drugs, pharmaceutical industry news and more, the site links to NPR’s “Your Health
” page to help you manage your own well-being.
provides news on health care issues with an economic bent. This is a good place to track health care market analysis, or to research up-and-coming drugs and pharmaceutical companies.
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