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Why California Needs Health Reform

Original post made by HeathReform.Org, another community, on Aug 10, 2009

The Health Care Status Quo:

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Posted by Links
a resident of another community
on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Web Link


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Posted by Consider the source
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:36 am

Regarding the weblink provided by "Links"

This information is taken from a website that states:

"This is an official U.S. Government Web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services."

This is hardly an independent news source with unbiased stats.

So much for "citizen journalism".


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Posted by Links
a resident of another community
on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:23 am

O.K. consider the source!

The Source(s)

1 U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey. HIA-4 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type of Coverage by State--All Persons: 1999 to 2007, 2007.


2 Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, AHRQ, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component, 2006, Table X.D.


Projected 2009 premiums based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "National Health Expenditure Data," available at Web Link.


3 Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, AHRQ, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component, 2000, Table II.D.1.


Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, AHRQ, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component, 2006, Table X.D.


Projected 2009 premiums based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "National Health Expenditure Data," available at Web Link.


4 Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2006.


5 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007.


6 Furnas, B., Harbage, P. (2009). "The Cost Shift from the Uninsured." Center for American Progress.


7 U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey. Annual Social and Economic Supplements, March 2007 and 2008.


8 U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey. HIA-4 Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type of Coverage by State--All Persons: 1999 to 2007, 2007.


9 Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, AHRQ, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component, 2006, Table II.A.1a.


10 Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, AHRQ, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component, 2001, 2006, Table II.A.2.


11 Health Care for America Now. (2009). "Premiums Soaring in Consolidated Health Insurance Market." Health Care for America Now.


12 Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. 2007 State Snapshots. Available Web Link.


13 Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2007 National Survey of Children's Health, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health.


14 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007.


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