Reviews and Blog Posts: health care

Plaza Voices: Care for All

Lulu, a Plaza staff member & new contributor, writes:

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

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In October I posted a book review for The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less. This documentary was just as eye-opening for me, presenting shocking and tragic statistics along with personal stories regarding how poverty, discrimination, unemployment, lack of support, and exploitation affects...

The American health care paradox : why spending more is getting us less

by Elizabeth H. Bradley

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This book is the expansion and explanation of a research study conducted by the authors to try to figure out the American health care paradox - why the U.S. spends the most on health care but has some of the worst results.  The authors found this is due to not...

New website helps Spanish speakers find health insurance options

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched, a Spanish-language version of to help Spanish speakers find health insurance options to meet their needs.

There are sections with information directed at specific demographic groups — families with children, individuals, people with disabilities, seniors, young adults, and employers — as well as a tool to help you find what is available in your state and what will work best for you depending on your particular situation. This tool leads you through simple questions and then clearly presents options that might work and provides further reading on the relevant details and how to proceed. - your one-stop-shop for information on the Affordable Care Act

Blog image is now available to help you understand the new Affordable Care Act. Learn what's changing and when, and find insurance options to meet your needs.

When you're looking for more general information about your health, try the Library's Health resources - found under the Research tab. They are a great way to search for health information. Check the DPL Health Site to learn how to research health topics. Be sure to check out MedlinePlus! It is an easy-to-use service of the National Library of Medicine, and new resources are added daily.

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