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Discussion Group Postings Report

Last Updated: September 5, 2007

Health Care Reform Now!:
A Prescription for Change

by George C. Halvorson

Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Health Care Reform Now: A Prescription for Change by George C. Halvorson

About Your Report:

We posted messages to over 150 online discussion groups devoted to topics similar to those covered in the book. These postings offered a link to an excerpt from the book. In some cases, we were able to upload the excerpt directly into libraries associated with these groups; those uploads are indicated with an asterisk (*).

This report contains information and links to help you locate these groups yourself. For most of these groups a user must register in order to view discussions. It will help promote the book if the author visits some of the discussion groups and offers to answer any questions people might have.

Discussion Groups Where Messages Were Posted

USENET NEWSGROUPS
http://groups.google.com

alt.america
soc.culture.usa
us.talk.headline-news
misc.consumers
sci.med
sci.med.nursing
alt.health
misc.health.alternative
alt.activism
alt.current-events.usa
alt.news-media
dc.politics
alt.politics.usa
alt.politics.usa.congress
alt.politics.usa.misc
alt.politics
alt.politics.elections
or.politics
alt.politics.media
misc.education
sci.econ
talk.politics.misc
soc.politics
alt.politics.economics
us.politics
wash.politics
talk.politics.medicine
alt.politics.clinton
alt.politics.democrats
alt.politics.democrats.d
alt.politics.liberal
alt.politics.liberalism
alt.politics.radical-left
alt.society.liberalism
alt.politics.reform
alt.politics.libertarian
alt.politics.republicans
alt.politics.socialism
alt.politics.socialism.libertarian
misc.activism.progressive
alt.politics.usa.republican
alt.politics.usa.republicans
alt.society.conservatism
talk.politics.libertarian
alt.book.reviews
alt.books
alt.marketplace.books
alt.writing
misc.writing
rec.arts.books
misc.writing.screenplays


GOOGLE GROUPS
http://groups.google.com

* Great Northern States Health Care Initiative
http://groups.google.com/group/GreatNorthernHealth
"A group of people from Minnesota and Wisconsin who have come together for the purpose of advocacy for a better health care system in our respective states and the nation."
* Healthcare Reform
http://groups.google.com/group/healthcare-reform
"This site is to promote the exchange of ideas to the issue of Universal Health Care in the United States."
* Lobby Day 2007-2008
http://groups.google.com/group/LobbyDay07-08
"The goal of this group is to compliment AMSA's CALAUHC Lobby Day website and provide a forum to share information, ideas, and resources to support the upcoming January 28, 2008 Lobby Day."
* Open Debate Political Forum IMHO
http://groups.google.com/group/OpenDebateForum
"This is a Debate Board."
* Open Debate Political Forum Archive
http://groups.google.com/group/ArchiveIMHO
"This is an Information Board."
* PoliticalForum
http://groups.google.com/group/PoliticalForum
"This group is for discussion of politics, political issues, politicians, presidential and other elections, political news, humor, current events, opinions, debates. International and American politics."
* Politics-102
http://groups.google.com/group/politics-102
"A forum among friends to discuss current politics, including but not limited to, elections, campaigns, US domestic and foreign policies, party politics, conservative/liberal debates, religion & politics, etc..."
* Real Debate Politics
http://groups.google.com/group/real-debate-politics
"Left, right - let's get together, discuss and argue. Be prepared to come with your opinions formed, your facts straight and ready to back up your claims."
* Rural Task Force
http://groups.google.com/group/rural-task-force
"Online discussion for Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform Rural Advisory Task Force."
* Seeking Justice in Health Care for All
http://groups.google.com/group/SJHC
"To help frame Health Care as a moral value and prepare for dialogue about reform."
* UCI Medical School - California Healthcare Reform
http://groups.google.com/group/UCISOM-CaliforniaHealthcareReform
"This is an interactive forum for UCI medical students and friends to explore California healthcare reform where evidence based policy is held as the ideal."
Universal HealthCare
http://groups.google.com/group/universal-healthcare
"The purpose of this site is to promote the exchange of ideas and topics to form the basis for an affordable Universal Healthcare plan."
Sustainable Healthcare
http://groups.google.com/group/sustainablehealthcare
"In the midst of justified concerns and discussion about healthcare access we often fail to consider our healthcare system's impact on the environment, both in the resources required to run it, as well as the waste it produces."
* Articles 4 Free
http://groups.google.com/group/articles4free
"Articles4free is focused on delivering the best and most essential search results."
* Articles
http://groups.google.com/group/articles
Article sharing group.
* Book Excerpts
http://groups.google.com/group/BookExcerpts
Discussion group for book fans.

YAHOO GROUPS
http://groups.yahoo.com

Healthcare For All
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/healthcare_for_all
"Discusses current events, and governmental and business activities that impact health care in America."
* Six Sigma in Healthcare
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/sixsigmainhealthcare
"Six Sigma in Healthcare is an organization established to assist companies develop and implement Six Sigma Methodologies."
* Sicko Healthcare Reform
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Sicko-Healthcare-Reform
"Discussions involving Healthcare and Health Insurance issues are the main topic ideas here."
* ManagedCareExchange
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ManagedCareExchange
"Join with health and managed care executives and other professionals on issues and topics on today’s business aspects of the managed care market."
* Healthcare Reforum
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/healthcarereforum
"A discussion on how we can reform our system before the quality of healthcare in our country begins to deteriorate."
* Electronic Medical Record SIG (EMRsig)
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/emrsig
"This group is for anyone interested in or using electronic medical record (emr) or clinical patient record (cpr) software."
* Electronic Medical Records (EMR1)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/emr1
"This group is concerned with Open Source Software solutions for electronic medical records and related applications. The moderator is Frank W. Stitt MD FRACP, previous chair of the American Medical Informatics Association Working Group on this topic and clinical information systems in general."
* Healthcare Management Engineers (HME)
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/hme/
"Announcements for healthcare management engineers and others working in the following areas: six sigma, re-engineering, process improvement, lean, productivity, benchmarking, ISO 9000, performance improvement, work redesign, simulation, staffing, SPC, and TQM/CQI."
* Global Health Concern
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/globalhealthconcern/
"A group founded to support education and best practices in healthcare."
* American-Politics
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/American-politics/
"Liberals and conservatives exchanging arguments and sending through articles and links to support those arguments."
* CitizensForLegitimateGovernment
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CitizensForLegitimateGovernment
"Fighting for the lost ideal of Government of, by, and for the People."
* Books_to_Enjoy
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/books_to_enjoy/
Discussion group for book fans.
* Books
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/books/
Discussion group for book fans.
* BookChatz
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BookChatz/
Discussion group for book fans.
* BookCafe
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bookcafe/
Discussion group for book fans.
* Bibliophiles
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bibliophiles/
Discussion group for book fans.

MSN GROUPS
http://groups.msn.com

Group Name : Message Board
Politicus Maximus : Science & Health
http://groups.msn.com/PoliticusMaximusTheExtreme
"This is a non-partisan site, which seeks to be a vehicle to enlighten, inspire, and motivate people to get involved in the real world, where it counts."
Current Events II : General
http://groups.msn.com/CurrentEventsII
"If the thought of a spirited debate about the day's issues gets your blood pumping, visit the Current Events group. No matter what the issue, you're bound to find a range of opinions here and a perspective different from your own."
The Political Brigade : General
http://groups.msn.com/ThePoliticalBrigade
"The purpose of this community is to encourage lively discussion of issues of political or societal importance."
News Chat : Blogs & Editorials
http://groups.msn.com/NewsChat
Discussion group for news.
People's Politics : Book Reviews
http://groups.msn.com/PeoplesPolitics
Discussion group for politics.
The American Experience : General
http://groups.msn.com/TheAmericanExperience
Discussion group about The American Experience.
News Worthy Views: General
http://groups.msn.com/NewsWorthyViews
"Hash out today's most compelling issues, Election '08 and other newsworthy news."
Headlines Group : General
http://groups.msn.com/HeadlinesGroup
"Where free speech is the rule, not the exception. Join us for chat and debate."
Wide World Debate Club : General
http://groups.msn.com/WideWorldDebateClub
"A club for debate, discussion and ideas. You can debate about politics, world events, disease, hunger, people, government, news, environment, and any other subject you care to choose."
News Talk Back Free Speech : General
http://groups.msn.com/newstalkbackfreespeech
Discussion group for current events.
Conservative Allies : Resource Links
http://groups.msn.com/ConservativeAllies
Discussion group for Conservatives.
Politically Incorrect Cafe : Generalbr
http://groups.msn.com/PoliticallyIncorrectCafe
"This forum is designed to encourage vigorous debate of national and global politics and policy."
Conservative H.A.T.S. : Books/Movies
http://groups.msn.com/ConservativeHATS
"We are an US based, yet international group, and discuss political issues from a conservative point of view."
The Debate Club : Books
http://groups.msn.com/TheDebateClub
"The Debate Club is a great group of experienced debaters. We have news stories, movie reviews, hypothetical questions, organized debate games, and more!"
The World We Live In : News
http://groups.msn.com/TheWorldWeLiveIn
"With Community Host Rusty Klaiber, we discuss what's happening in the world with perspective in trying to make sense of it all."
Books and Reading : Non-Fiction
http://groups.msn.com/BooksandReading
Discussion group for book fans.
Books, Books, Books, Books : Non-Fiction Chat
http://groups.msn.com/BooksBooksBooksBooks
Discussion group for book fans.
The Love of Reading Books : Non-Fiction
http://groups.msn.com/TheLoveofReadingBooks
Discussion group for book fans.
Book Beach : General
http://groups.msn.com/BookBeach
Discussion group for book fans.
Authors ~ Books ~ Links : General
http://groups.msn.com/AUTHORSBOOKSLINKS
Discussion group for book fans.
Bookworms R'Us : Books
http://groups.msn.com/BookwormsRUs
Discussion group for book fans.
Thee Reading Nook : Non-Fiction
http://groups.msn.com/TheeReadingNook
Discussion group for book fans.
Book-aholics : Non-Fiction
http://groups.msn.com/Bookaholics
Discussion group for book fans.

TOPICA
http://lists.topica.com
ATOHC
http://lists.topica.com/lists/ATOHC
"Attitudes toward online healthcare."
Politically Incorrect
http://lists.topica.com/lists/PoliticallyIncorrect
"Come discuss politics, world events, etc. with intelligent people from across the globe."
Health
http://lists.topica.com/lists/toyourhealth
"Free health & wellness newsletter and custom nutritional profile."
SpeakIt!
http://lists.topica.com/lists/SpeakIt
"Speak about what's on your mind, in the world today, on this globe, cosmos, politics, health, inspiration, prophesies, what's going on with technologies, computers, internet."
My 2 Cents
http://lists.topica.com/lists/my2cents
"Inside, you'll find insightful commentary on current political events."
A Book Club
http://lists.topica.com/lists/ABookClub
Discussion group for book fans.
BiblioXchange Mailing List
http://lists.topica.com/lists/biblioxchange
Discussion group for book fans.
Book Worm
http://lists.topica.com/lists/bookworm
Discussion group for book fans.
Book Junkie
http://lists.topica.com/lists/bookaddicts
Discussion group for book fans.
Books
http://lists.topica.com/lists/books
Discussion group for book fans.
Dee's Book Nook
http://lists.topica.com/lists/deesbooknook
Discussion group for book fans.
The Anything Goes Book Club
http://lists.topica.com/lists/tag
Discussion group for book fans.

AOL GROUPS
http://groups.aol.com
Middle Class and Healthcare
http://groups.aol.com/_cqr/ourhealthcare
"This group is a open forum for those who want to discuss the over-whelming healthcare issues that affect the working middleclass."
Health Reform
http://groups.aol.com/healthcarediscus
Discussion on health care reform.
Support National Healthcare
http://groups.aol.com/supphealthc
It is time for national healthcare.
Healthcare Crises in USA
http://groups.aol.com/healthcarecrises
"Information about the healthcare crises in America how it has affected people and what can be done."
Healthcare Workers
http://groups.aol.com/otherhealthjobs
"Home Healthcare workers or billing group. Coding or transcriptionist. Healthcare consulting."
A Political Pot-Luck
http://groups.aol.com/politicschanging
"Discussion in this group is geared toward maintaining a working knowledge of the changing political climate in the US and around the world."
American Democracy
http://groups.aol.com/usagousa1
"Share and debate your political opinions, from the left and right."
Book Lovers Group
http://groups.aol.com/bookllovers
Discussion group for book fans.
Book Lovers Group
http://groups.aol.com/bookllovers
Discussion group for book fans.
Book Talk
http://groups.aol.com/booktlk
Discussion group for book fans.

COMPUSERVE FORUMS
http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/forum_center

Forum Name : Folder



World Issues : U.S.

The Seniors Community : Health and Fitness

The Republican Forum : Domestic Issues/Treasury

The Democratic Forum : News & Hot Topics

Debate This! : Just for the Health of It

Family : Family Health

Lifestyle : Healthy Mind/Body/Spirit

Money & Investing : Consumer News/Issues

News Forum : Science & Health

Political Debate : Domestic Issues

The Health Community : News

Books and Writers Community : Journalism/NonFic




LIVEJOURNAL
http://www.livejournal.com
AbsoluteDebate
http://community.livejournal.com/absolutedebate
Debate
http://community.livejournal.com/debate
WorldPolitics
http://community.livejournal.com/worldpolitics
PoliticsForum
http://community.livejournal.com/politicsforum
DemsForChange
http://community.livejournal.com/demsforchange
YoungDemocrats
http://community.livejournal.com/youngdemocrats
Future_Liberals
http://community.livejournal.com/future_liberals
Liberal
http://community.livejournal.com/liberal
Moderate
http://community.livejournal.com/moderate
Pro_Republican
http://community.livejournal.com/pro_republican
Republicans
http://community.livejournal.com/republicans
CollegeGOP
http://community.livejournal.com/collegegop
Bibliophiles
http://community.livejournal.com/bibliophiles
Bookish
http://community.livejournal.com/bookish
Books
http://community.livejournal.com/books
BookShare
http://community.livejournal.com/bookshare
BookWorming
http://community.livejournal.com/bookworming
BookxClubxCore
http://community.livejournal.com/bookxclubxcore
TheReadingRoom
http://community.livejournal.com/thereadingroom

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