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Cultural & Global Issues: Affordable Health Care

Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: Supreme Court ruling protects health insurance for millions of Americans
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 940)
Author: N/A
Date Published: June 26, 2015
Guiding Question: What do supporters and opponents have to say about Obamacare?
Grade Level: 9.7

Article Name: Trump Suffers Defeat When House Opts Not to Vote on GOP Health Care Bill 
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1030)
Author: Eric Werner and Alan Fram
Date Published: March 27, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the problems in the GOP health care bill that lead to the House not voting on it?
Grade Level: 9.3

Article Name: There is No ‘Fix’ to the Affordable Care Act that Has Everyone Paying Less
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Editorial Board
Date Published: November 9, 2013
Guiding Question: What are the implications of the Affordable Care Act?
Grade Level: 10.3

Article Name: Trump's health care bill pulled due to  opposition from House Republicans
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1140)
Author: Erica Werner and Alan Fram
Date Published: March 27, 2017
Guiding Question: What would the repeal of Obamacare mean?
Grade Level: 10.6

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Above Grade 10.9

Article Name: A Doctor's 9 Predictions About the 'Obamacare Era'
Source: National Public Radio
Author: John Henning Schumann
Date Published: September 30, 2013
Guiding Quetions: What do some doctors think about the future of the medical profession under the Affordable Care Act?
Grade Level: 8.8

Article Name: Issue Overview: Obamacare
Source: Bloomberg via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 800)
Author: Zachary Tracer
Date Published: November 22, 2016
Guiding Quetions: What is Obamacare and what arguments are made for and against it?
Grade Level: 8.1

Article Name: Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?
Source: ProCon.org
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on September 2, 2015
Guiding Question: How is "Obamacare" impacting Americans?
Grade Level: 12.0

Article Name: Most Uninsured Americans Live in States that Won’t Run Their Own Obamacare Exchanges
Source: Pew Research Center
Author: Drew Desilver
Date Published: September 19, 2013
Guiding Question: How will geography impact access to the Affordable Care Act?
Grade Level: 11.8