Saturday, August 15, 2009

Two Helpful Primers on the Health Care Debate

If you're like me, busy working ten hours a day or so, the claims and counterclaims in the current "discussion" over health care reform may lead you a bit confused, with little opportunity to check the veracity of the claims.

Here are two overviews of the health care reform issue and the arguments advanced by its advocates and opponents.

One from The New York Times and the other from The Wall Street Journal.

What interests me is that the Times piece, coming from a paper generally considered more liberal in its bias, seems to mete out equal shots to both Democrats and Republicans for their bullet points in their current August Congressional recess slugfest.

Both papers make many of the same points about key provisions of the one Senate bill and the two House bills currently under consideration and which, eventually, on passage, would have to go through a reconciliation process.

The Journal's overview.
The Times' overview.

There's so much misinformation and, seemingly, disinformation out there. But these two balanced pieces helped to clarify things for me.

I hope that they do the same for you.

[This is being crossposted at The Moderate Voice.]

1 comment:

hase-berlin said...

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