Favorite Links

Health care reform

Excellent overview of problems with ACA, as well as alternatives:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/344837/beyond-obamacare-ramesh-ponnuru

Obamacare cost analysis:

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/mpr_14.htm#.UU2dVhyG2Hi

How many uninsured?:

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/who-are-uninsured

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/24/how-many-uninsured-in-the-us/

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/p60-235.pdf

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.

 

 

Gun control

http://news.yahoo.com/no-rise-mass-killings-impact-huge-185700637.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/14/why-are-mass-shootings-becoming-more-frequent/

http://reason.com/blog/2012/12/17/are-mass-shootings-becoming-more-common

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/335848/gun-control-ignorance-thomas-sowell

http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/news/2003_spr/cook.htm

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=192946#qundefined

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-17/schools-safer-than-1990s-as-educators-anticipate-killers.html

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/12/the-times-embarrasses-itself-on-guns-again.php

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/regulation/2010/12/regv33n4-7.pdf#page=8

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/do-concealed-weapon-laws-result-in-less-crime/2012/12/16/e80a5d7e-47c9-11e2-ad54-580638ede391_blog.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list

http://reason.com/archives/2012/12/22/gun-restrictions-have-always-bred-defian/1

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323777204578195470446855466.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

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.nationalreview.com/corner/337958/gun-sales-and-background-checks-obamas-bogus-40-percent-stat-john-fund#

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/the-stale-claim-that-40-percent-of-gun-sales-lack-background-checks/2013/01/20/e42ec050-629a-11e2-b05a-605528f6b712_blog.html?wprss=rss_politics

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://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1661390

http://extranosalley.com/?p=29360 [nice post about homicide rates, which have fallen over the decades; below chart shows important historical correlations]

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/03/new-study-finds-firearms-laws-do-nothing-to-prevent-homicides.php

http://www.redstate.com/2013/04/04/the-only-gun-infographic-youll-ever-need/