Health care reform
Excellent overview of problems with ACA, as well as alternatives:
Obamacare cost analysis:
How many uninsured?:
National surveys and health insurance coverage
Health insurance coverage is likely to be underreported on the Current Population Survey (CPS). While underreporting affects most, if not all, surveys,underreporting of health insurance coverage in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) appears to be a larger problem than in other national surveys that ask about insurance. Some reasons for the disparity may include the fact that income, not health insurance, is the main focus of the ASEC questionnaire. In addition, the ASEC collects health insurance information by asking in February through April about the previous year’s coverage… Compared with other national surveys, the CPS estimate of the number of people without health insurance more closely approximates the number of people who are uninsured at a specific point in time during the yearthan the number of people uninsured for the entire year.
http://kontradictions.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/why-not-renew-the-assault-weapons-ban-well-ill-tell-you/ [An excellent post from August 2012 by a liberal…HIGHLY RECOMMENDED]
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/01/forget-what-you-ve-heard-mass-shootings-aren-t-rising-but-they-probably-aren-t-going-away.html [Excellent Article with Criminologist James Alan Fox]
http://americamagazine.org/issue/repeal-second-amendment [first honest article I have seen asking for total repeal of the 2nd amendment]
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/03/new-study-finds-firearms-laws-do-nothing-to-prevent-homicides.php [refers to JAMA article below from 3/2013…conclusions are biased. The study actually shows no statistical difference for homicides with and without gun control].
http://extranosalley.com/?p=29360 [nice post about homicide rates, which have fallen over the decades; below chart shows important historical correlations]