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COM 217: Argumentation & Debate (Miller): Starting Points for Topic: Single payer national health insurance

Resources to assist you with research for upcoming debates.

TOPIC

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should establish comprehensive single payer national health insurance in the United States

Keywords/Phrases--Some Possibilities

  • Affordable Care Act
  • health care industry
  • health care reform
  • health insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • public health
  • public option
  • single payer health care
  • uninsured
  • universal healthcare
  • national health insurance

Government-related Resources

To easily find government sources, remember to type in site:.gov after your keywords, such as:

"single payer health care" site.gov

Think Tanks

What is a think tank? According to the Lehman Social Sciences Library at Columbia University: The term 'think tanks' is an imprecise phrase used to describe a wide range of non-profit research organizations which engage in public policy analysis and research, and often advocate solutions. Some are strictly nonpartisan, researching policy issues without regard to political outcomes, while others see one of their main functions as that of providing intellectual support to politicians or parties.

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