Browse By:


Friday October 19, 2018 Login |Register


A Project of

sponsored by

Health Care Reform: Seizing the Moment and Shaping the Message

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher(s): Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy; Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Author(s): John Bouman; Robert Crittenden

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Series: Vol. 42, nos. 7-8

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for low income people)

Keywords: communications; health care; health care reform

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Health care reform has been a prominent issue in the electoral campaign. A consensus is that the current system offers too little coverage for too much money. But proposals to improve the system can easily sink into a political and rhetorical quagmire. Nonetheless, ensuring that every American has access to health care has become a core moral value for voters. Advocates should tap into this value system and frame their messages to avoid the barriers that have blocked past reform efforts.