This interactive Guide provides an introduction to the complex issues of the Nation's Health Care. This Guide was developed to provide links to resources and services, in multiple formats. The electronic resources are available to you 24/7, plus many other resources available at John Moritz Library. If you need in-depth reference assistance for a research project, please do contact us at 402-354-7251. We wish you well with your research!
Health Care Reform Legislation
The recently signed comprehensive health care reform legislation is actually two separate laws: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, P.L.111-152, signed into law on March 30, 2010. The text of these laws is available from GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys). Legislative or pre-enactment materials are available via Thomas, legislative information from the Library of Congress. GovTrack Insider's 'Health Care: How Did We Get Here?', available in the Policy & Analysis links, gives a plain language overview of what the legislation does and does not do as well as providing a brief guide to the multi-step process that resulted in these public laws.
Additional materials include links to policy and analysis documents, side by side legislative comparisons, as well finding tools to identify news stories, articles and books. Tabs also include links to materials in specfic areas of law practice (employee benefits, health care compliance and tax) which may be impacted by this legislation.
Be sure to check the Databases page, within this Guide, for assistance in searching specific databases for articles related to the complex issues of the nation's health.
The Internet can be a great source for information and research as long as you carefully evaluate the websites you find there.
Things to Consider:
- Authorship (who is responsible for the information)
- Accuracy (how accurate)
- Currency (how current)
- Publishing Body (consider URL such as .com, .org, etc)
- Point of View (the bias)
- Appropriateness (how will this affect your research)
In support of the information needs of its users, John Moritz Library provides links to resources maintained by other information providers. While we make every reasonable effort to post to active and operational links, we cannot guarantee their currency or the accuracy of the data itself. Users should properly evaluate Internet resources according to their academic and research needs. If you discover an obsolete link, please report it to John Moritz Library staff in person, by phone (402) 354-7251, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a list of some general websites. There are many others noted on other Pages within this Healthcare Issues LibGuide.
We extend our thanks to the following individuals for their permission to use content from the LibGuides they created:
Theresa Rienzo, Associate Librarian; James E. Tobin library, Rickville Centre, NY; http://molloy.libguides.com/content.php?pid=77471
Susan Wortman, Social Work Librarian; University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI; http://guides.lib.umich.edu/sw634
Jan Bissett, Public Services Librarian; Arthur Neef Law Library; Wayne State University; http://guides.lib.wayne.edu/healthreform
Shikha Sharma; Business, Economics, & Legal Studies Librarian; University of Connecticut; [Websites from Shikha Sharma's article, "Health Care Management Resources: Web Sites for the National Debate." Used with permission.] http://classguides.lib.uconn.edu/healthcare (content originally found on St. Louis Community College Libguide - http://guides.stlcc.edu/health_care
Side by Side Comparisons
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