Written by Jon Ritterbush, Electronic Resources Librarian
The debate over health care reform in the United States has grown more politically and emotionally charged over the summer. CQ Researcher, available to UNK students and employees through the library’s Web site, provides a timely and well-researched report on health care reform just released on August 28. This report addresses key questions facing Congress from varied perspectives:
- Is universal coverage too expensive?
- Could a single-payer health-care system work for America?
- Should government ration health care?
CQ Researcher is an excellent resource for background information and data on a variety of social and public policy issues, compiled from authoritative sources and presented from a non-partisan perspective. Other recent reports in CQ Researcher address the United States’ military and political strategy in Afghanistan, and U.S. energy and environmental policies such as “cap and trade.” Each article also includes a pro/con essay on a specific question, and a helpful bibliography listing books, journals articles, reports and other sources for additional information.
CQ Researcher is a helpful resource in the toolbox of any researcher needing to evaluate the pros and cons of contemporary issues, along with Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, previously featured in this Aug. 25 posting.