Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Go learn, play, participate

I should have mentioned this before but the New England Journal of Medicine has set up an open-access web site with a ton of information and debate about health care reform. There are even ways to participate, and you don't have to be a physician. NEJM has offered a range of perspectives on the issues, but as far as I'm concerned they have not shown any of the bias toward the financial interests of specialist physicians that contaminate a lot of professional medical association perspectives.

You'll find our old friends Steffie and David there, the excellent reporter John Iglehart, and analyses from top academic health care economists, policy analysts, and political scientists, written for public consumption.

There's even a poll for you to crash: "Do you believe that a public insurance option should be developed to compete with private insurance plans?"

Go there.


kathy a. said...

that's a poll i can like!

Cervantes said...

I deleted some commercial spam, but it was about a real issue worth talking about -- chronic pain. Maybe I'll take them up on the topic.

I'm not into selling meds over the Internet, however.

kathy a. said...

missed the spam, but chronic pain is a big messy issue, for sure.

Bix said...

Thank you for the link.