Written by Jon Ritterbush, Electronic Resources Librarian
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed historic legislation on health care reform in the United States. How will this impact you? A number of informative government documents, authoritative websites, and video sources are available to address this question.
Did you know dependent children may stay on their parents’ health insurance policy up to age 26? Learn more at “Health care reform bill 101: What the bill means to you,” by the Christian Science Monitor.
C-SPAN has recently launched a free online archive of its video footage since 1987.
- Health Care Bill Signing Ceremony – March 23, 2010
- Health Care Reform Debate Highlights – March 21, 2010
View this legislation from the following Government Printing Office (GPO) websites:
- H.R. 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – signed into law on March 23, 2010
- H.R. 4872, Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 – a related bill now under consideration by the U.S. Senate
Direct links to Congressional Record containing the debate and vote:
The following links provide additional perspectives on health care reform from library resources. Off-campus users will be prompted to login before accessing these resources.
- New England Journal of Medicine’s “Health Care Reform Center”
- A chronology of health care reform efforts by CQ Researcher (updated Aug. 2009)
- E-books on “health care reform” available through UNK Library