Top 50 Blogs to Learn About Nationalized Healthcare

Are you concerned and/or confused by the current debate on nationalized healthcare? Don’t feel alone — if you were the only person in this situation, we would not be able to pull together fifty blogs to learn about nationalized healthcare. The healthcare debate covers a lot of ground, and the blogs listed below represent a wide range of perspectives on this issue.

The blogs listed below are categorized and listed in alphabetical order within each category.

Organizational Blogs

  1. Cancer Action Network’s Health Care Reform: ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority. They also provide their insights on the healthcare debate.
  2. Guaranteed Healthcare: GuaranteedHealthcare.org is a project of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, and patients and community groups around the country.
  3. Health Beat by Maggie Mahar: Maggie Mahar is a fellow at The Century Foundation and the author of Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much.
  4. Health Care for America Now! Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is a national grassroots campaign of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people dedicated to winning quality, affordable health care.
  5. Health Care Reform Blog: The Campaign for an American Solution is a grassroots effort whose mission is to build support for workable health care reform.
  6. Latinos United for Healthcare: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) provide their perspectives on nationalized health care at this blog.
  7. OpenForum: OpenForum is a blog supported by the community of Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, dedicated to writing and dialogue that advances health as an issue of fundamental human rights and social justice.
  8. Physicians for a National Health Program: PHNP is a single-issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program.
  9. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Their blog reflects this goal.
  10. The New Health Dialogue: This blog is provided by the New America Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute.
  11. Wendell Potter’s Blog: Potter is a Senior Fellow on Health Care at the Center for Media and Democracy. He also is an advocate for socially responsible organizations, including health insurers.

Policy Blogs

  1. Consumer-Driven Health Care: This blog is a special project of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983.
  2. Daily Health Policy Report: Provided by Kaiser Health News, this blog provides a daily update on changes in health care policy.
  3. Disease Management Care Blog: This blog provides a resource for information from the world of disease management in a variety of venues.
  4. Health Affairs: Learn more about nationalized healthcare through the lens of the Policy Journal of the Health Sphere.
  5. Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review: This blog brings Bob Laszewski’s take on the latest federal healthy policy and marketplace activities. Mr. Laszewski is president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, LLC.
  6. Health Policy and Communications Blog: his blog is to foster discussion and analysis about how health policy and communications issues affect clinical and economic outcomes.
  7. Health Policy Watch: This is a Century Foundation Project that seeks to provide experts and non-experts alike with a portal on these developing debates on health policy and on ideas for achieving universal coverage.
  8. Health-Care Policy Blog: Franklin and Marshall College provides a blog format for discussion about health care policy.
  9. Healthy Policy: Kate Steadman is obsessed with health policy, which she shares at this blog as well as at other Web sites.
  10. Managed Care Matters: This is Joseph Paduda’s blog about managed care for group health, workers’ compensation and other insurance needs.
  11. Medicaidfirstaid: This blog is dedicated to improving the performance of our nation’s health system to care for children and others in need.
  12. National Center Blog: This blog is a project of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think-tank.
  13. Washington Policy Blog on Health Care: The Washington Policy Center, an independent, non-partisan, research and education organization located in Seattle, Washington, provides insights into health care policy in this blog.
  14. Workers’ Comp Insider: This is Lynch Ryan’s blog about workers’ compensation, risk management, business insurance and much more work-related healthcare topics.

Insurance Blogs

  1. Insureblog: This blog covers insurance issues, principles and solutions.
  2. Shargel Health Care Reform Blog: This blog presents a focus on small business in the reform dialogue. Susan Shargel is founder and president of Shargel & Co. Insurance.
  3. The Alan Katz Health Care Reform Blog: Alan Katz has long been a strong advocate for agents and the roles they play in America’s health care coverage system.

Business and Health

  1. Fierce Healthcare: Although this site is geared toward healthcare industry executives, you can get a different perspective on healthcare with this blog. Look along the top navigation tabs on this site to get more information on healthcare and IT, finance, hospitals and medical record news.
  2. Health Business Blog: David E. Williams, this blog’s author, is co-founder of MedPharma Partners LLC, strategy consultant in technology enabled health care services, pharma, biotech, and medical devices.
  3. Health IT & Healthcare Reform: Read Brian Ahier’s views and information on government 2.0, health information technology and on reforming the healthcare system.
  4. Healthcare Economist: Jason’s research interests include all issues related to healthcare policy and economics, the health insurance market and, and Medicare research.
  5. Healthcare Informatics: While the main focus is healthcare issues for the CIO, anyone can pick up on the topics and insight provided by this business blog.
  6. PHI Blog: PHI works to strengthen the nation’s long-term care direct-care workforce, which includes nearly 3 million home health aides, certified nurse aides, and personal care attendants. Their blog focuses on health care changes and how they might affect long-term care, the elderly and the workforce for that venue.

The Law

  1. FDA Law Blog: Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. practices in the areas of new drug development, controlled substances, advertising, and health care law complement their core FDA (Food and Drug Administration) practice.
  2. HealthBlawg: David Harlow, a health care lawyer and consultant with over twenty years of public and private sector experience, provides his perspective on health care law.
  3. Healthcare Law Blog: Holland & Hart practices in the Mountain West, and they provide a perspective on how healthcare law affects that area’s residents.
  4. HealthLawProf Blog: Follow nationalized health care policy through a law professor’s eyes.
  5. Home Care Law Blog: Learn more about legal and policy issues in home health care, private duty and hopice industries. The law firm of Gilliland & Markette LLP maintains this blog.

Other Perspectives

  1. Catholic Healthcare West Thought Blog: CHW provides a blog about health care reform among other topics.
  2. Commonhealth: Boston’s NPR station, WBUR, offers insights into health care for the nation.
  3. Health Care Renewal: A core of writers, including physicians, express their insights into health care’s core values, “especially those stemming from concentration and abuse of power.”
  4. Let’s Talk Health Care: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a full-service health benefits company serving members throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and beyond, provides a format for readers to talk about health care changes.
  5. National Journal Health Care: A variety of experts chime in with their opinions and research into the national healthcare debate.
  6. Paul Taylor Healthcare Reform: A hospital CEO shares his vision for health care reform.
  7. Prescriptions: The New York Times provides a column focused specifically on the health care debate.
  8. Slate’s Health Reform: An Online Guide: Follow the health care story as it unfolds through this constantly updated guide to the best online information sources about this debate.
  9. The Consumer Healthcare Blog: Look to this blog for consumer healthcare news, health advice and industry options.
  10. The Health Care Blog: A top blog for every man’s (and woman’s) reference to health care in this nation, from opinions to reviews and policy watches.
  11. The Ludicrous Project: This blog encourages those individuals entering the medical profession to examine the moral and economic foundations of individual rights and capitalism. The archive holds all previous posts.

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