The Definitive Breakdown of U.S. Health Care Myths and Facts

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

Those of you who are engaged in conversations with opponents to a public health insurance option might want to try pulling them away from  for a moment and ask them to read Ellen Shaffer’s new piece, “.”

Schaffer is co-director of the , which runs the  (Equitable, Quality, Universal, Affordable Health). List members contributed to this , which answers such questions as:

  • Who’s Read Efficient, Government or the Private Insurance Market?
  • Are We Spending Too Much on Health Care?
  • Do We Pay Too Much for Drugs?
  • Could Importing Drugs Reduce Prices?
  • Can Prevention Programs Reduce Health Care Costs?
  • Is Health Information Technology a Silver Bullet for Reducing Costs?
  • Are there really 46 Million Americans Who Can’t Get Health Care?
  • Can Universal Coverage Be Achieved by Mandating Everyone to Buy Insurance?
  • Do We Need Read Government Programs to Cover Low-Income People?

Action Items:

– If you or your friends live in states where Democrats (or ) are , call or write your elected officials and urge support.

– Starting Oct. 28 and running at least through Nov. 4,  is organizing Patients Not Profit Sit-Ins.

–  has coverage of a teach-in on health reform held at Columbia University on Oct. 22. Sponsored by the Student Committee of the Public Health Association of NYC and the Black and Latino Caucus of the Mailman School of Public Health, the event drew nearly 60 students, faculty and members of the community.

If you want to sponsor a teach-in on a college campus, RWV: info [at] raisingwomensvoices [dot] org for sample materials and programs.

One Comment

  1. Thanks for including our teach-in event and calendar as links to read information about health care reform!

    For on-the-spot news, check out the fact sheet Raising Women’s Voices has created, detailing what women want in health care reform, and what we’re going to get:

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