One good way to stay up-to-date on the facts surrounding healthcare reform is by frequenting the Kaiser Family Foundation website. The Kaiser Family Foundation is a politically centered American non-profit organization (think tank) who has been at the forefront of American healthcare for a long time.
“Their collection of State Health Facts is pretty much a health wonk’s dream — and their monthly tracking poll on the health-care law is an indispensable barometer of public opinion….
If you have a question about the Affordable Care Act, the odds are pretty high the Kaiser Family Foundation has your answer. Want to know how many states are expanding Medicaid? That’s here. All the new provisions that take effect in 2014? Done. A calculator to figure out if you qualify for an insurance subsidy? Yep, they’ve got it –– and made it available to the public months before HealthCare.gov.”
So often, when you hear facts about healthcare, people are 1. citing legislation, 2. citing studies from key groups like Kaiser (or sometimes PEW or consumer reports), or 3. citing official reports like the CBO reports.
Thus, if you follow Kaiser and the official documents, you are always going to stay at the forefront of what is actually happening.
This isn’t to say that us, or Vox, or the Washington Post, or whoever isn’t also a good choice, and this isn’t to say you don’t want to hear another side of the story from CATO or the National Review, it is however to say that you can bet your bottom healthcare dollar we are all citing Kaiser Family Foundation health surveys and studies and the CBO reports.
With that in mind, you can find a ton of great information in the Kaiser Family Foundations healthcare reform section.
TIP: I don’t want to go into too many specifics here (at the risk of being political), as this is a source that is smart for anyone to look at despite their ideology. With that in mind, healthcare is a divisive issue, so one could find “good news” or “bad news” depending on the main subject of an article.