CNN Wire Staff. (2010). 14 states sue to block health care law. CNN. Retrieved from,


This source provides me with the anti-Affordable Care Act (ACA) beliefs of many of the Southern states, including Virginia. It provides me with a state-wide context, which I can compare to Williamsburg’s local attitude towards health care reform.


Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). (2012a). A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision. KFF: Focus on Health Reform. Retrieved from,


The Kaiser Family Foundation’s website is a goldmine of information about health care reform in general and the ACA, specifically. This document in particular is helpful because it discusses the implication of the June 2012 Supreme Court case on the ACA. I predict that when I ask people about their present-day attitudes towards the ACA, many of them will discuss the Supreme Court case. This KFF report will help me understand the context of their remarks as well as confirm or deny any assertions they may have regarding the implications of the Supreme Court decision.


KFF. (2012b). A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Decision on the ACA’s Medicaid Expansion. KFF: Focus on Health Reform. Retrieved from,


This document is similar to the one referenced above, but it focuses more particularly on Medicaid expansion.


(KFF) (2012c). Mapping the Effects of the ACA’s Health Insurance Coverage Expansions. KFF Health Reform Source. Retrieved from,


This resource provides me with the opportunity to see who will benefit from the ACA. According to the website, upwards of 23% of residents in the 23185 zip code will benefit from ACA coverage expansion. This data is probably not well known so it will be interesting to compare it to the perceived benefits of Williamsburg residents.


Washington, W. (2009). Poll: South isn’t buying Obama health plan. The State. Retrieved from,


Many of the documents we have read so far refer to Williamsburg as a “Southern town.” I am interested in comparing Williamsburg to the South in general. This South Carolinian newspaper article refers to a poll among Southerners (referenced below) that declares health care reform a less popular political initiative among Southerners. I am interested in seeing if Williamsburg residents agree with their southern counterparts.


Winthrop University. (2009). Winthrop Poll of 11 Southern States: Health Care Reform. The Winthrop Poll. Retrieved from,


See above annotation.


The White House (2012). Health Insurance Reform Reality Check. Retrieved from,


This resource provides the federal perspective on health care reform. It comes from the White House so it is obviously pro-health care reform. This should provide me with the facts I use to cross-check with my interviewees’ interpretations of the law.


I also plan to use specific articles from the Virginia Gazette and the Daily Press that allude to the benefits and disadvantages of health care reform in the local area. In addition, I will gather oral histories in the form of interviews from physicians at Olde Towne Medical Center and politicians in the Williamsburg City Council.


The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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