Free Guide to Understanding Health-Care Reform

As someone with diabetes, health-care reform is no doubt important to you. And with an election looming, understanding the different approaches to this issue is especially significant.

That’s where “Health Care: A Citizen’s Solution Guide,” comes in. Created by Public Agenda, a nonpartisan research and public engagement organization based in Manhattan, this free guide looks at three different plans of action — moving to government-provided, universal health care; instituting a system based on competition and consumer choice; and adjusting the current system to make it more affordable and accessible — outlining what the different approaches would involve, examining the pros and cons of each, and discussing potential consequences.


“The American health care system is complicated and the answers won’t fit on a bumper sticker,” noted Maura Casey, coauthor of the guide. “The more the public understands what is at stake and speaks out, the better our chances of improving health care for everyone.”

The guide is available online or as a downloadable, interactive PDF at the Public Agenda Web site.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

  • Ferne

    How can we know anything before the election? There is no way we can make an educated guess about anything that might happen and if we get the new healthcare bill the future is very uncertain for those of us who are elderly and require much healthcare. Right now the future looks very bleak.

  • Emmanuel

    Health reform is so important for us. We are not sure that what will come on next. But I think that will be on reform will be good.