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Comparing the party platforms on health care: Democrats

Photo: Joseph Shemuel via Flickr

Photo: Joseph Shemuel via Flickr

This is part two of our look at what the Republican and Democratic party platforms say about health care issues and their related entitlements. We previously posted on the Republican platform, and today will highlight the Democrat’s document.

As earlier noted, I decided to include significant chunks of the actual documents, as their choice of words, phrases and emphasis can be more illuminating than any summary I could produce. An example: “Democrats believe that health care is a right, not a privilege, and our health care system should put people before profits.” Continue reading

Comparing the party platforms on health care: Republicans

Photo: Matt A.J. via Flickr

Photo: Matt A.J. via Flickr

Political party platforms get a spurt of attention in the summer of the respective party conventions – and then more or less disappear for four years.  But it is worth taking a look at the documents because they do sum up the mindset. Today we’ll start out with the Republican Party’s official take on a variety of health care issues.

The two party’s platforms’ actual language – choice of words, phrases and emphasis – is enlightening. Continue reading

Quick links to cover Ryan’s view of health care spending

Judith Graham, AHCJ’s topic leader on aging, wrote a good post about Paul Ryan’s health policies’ impact on the elderly in Medicaid and Medicare. I thought it would be useful to compile a few quick links, on the health care reform core topic pages, to help you cover the vice presidential candidate and his view of health care spending.

They include links to his budget proposal, some analysis of his proposals, a reading guide about him and a collection of charts on health care entitlements.

Joanne Kenen (@JoanneKenen) is AHCJ’s health reform topic leader. If you have questions or suggestions for future resources, please send them to joanne@healthjournalism.org.