Wednesday, 25 November 2009


I chose this as my pro-healthcare reforms website. Firstly it states what the healthcare reforms aim to provide for the people of America. It then goes onto explain in more detail about each of the 10 points. It explains what is in the bill, and why exactly that change is needed. I think the way that this page is set out is an easy and simple way to get the message across to people who may not exactly know what the healthcare reforms put forward by Obama include.

I chose this website for my anti-healthcare reforms. The website attacks the “liberal” media for not telling the complete “truth” about the reforms. It then goes on to make a list of statements, each with links that discuss the issue further. Further down the page, the points are put into sections such as “cost to taxpayers” and “threats to patients/healthcare consumers.” I found that this website played on the worries of Americans, especially as the page ends with a “fighting back” category. As well as this the website claims that the Democrats are lying about the number of uninsured Americans. Surely, no matter how many million, all these Americans deserve some sort of healthcare, and not to be refused coverage from insurers. This is not something the Republicans seem to believe in.

1 comment:

  1. How can we orientate ourselves with respect to this deluge of web coverage of the health care debate, with its claims and counter-claims?
    Here are a couple of approaches:
    1. Identify the strategies being used by the different sides. Are there any positive values in the the anti- campaigns? Or are they totally devoted to finding (or inventing) flaws in the proposals and the proposers? Do you think it is incumbent on the anti- campaigners to defend the status quo or come up with alternatives?
    2. To what extent is the healthcare debate symptomatic of a wider split in US society and culture? On the one side ideologies of individualism and the market, and on the other side notions of community and mutual aid. If so, where do the healthcare corporations come in? Is one of the complexities here the use of individualistic ideology to shore up the power and privileges of big companies?


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