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Are the following accepted to be authoritative resources: National Association of Insurance Commissioners & the Center for Insurance policy

Are the following accepted to be authoritative resources: National Association of Insurance Commissioners & the Center for Insurance policy and Research National Center for Policy Analysis
The following instructions were placed by my instrutorIncludes citations and references to at least four peer-reviewed articles or authoritative sources (the latter include government and major NGO organization (e.g., OECD or WHO) data bases; reports of organizations such as Pew Research, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation; RAND Corporation, and similar organizations.)
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Hi Claudia,

This shows in my Ask-a-librarian system as an unanswered question but I thought I'd answered.  I'm sorry if I didn't but, in general, you need to evaluate ALL sources of information (even journal articles). 

So-- what are issues that you might encounter with an industry advocacy site?  Think about reports from the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.  Would you trust everything they wrote?  Me, I'm cynical.  I would expect a certain degree of bias.

Same thing with the group you mentioned-- I would be highly suspect of their data and interpretations. And I would want alternative perspectives. 

I'm sorry if I didn't get back to you.  I thought I'd ansered this, but March was a particularly crazy month.

Helena

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