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Health Policy Reference Center

The Health Policy Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of health policy and related issues.  This collection provides full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to health policy including, but not limited to: health care access, health care quality, health care financing, etc.  The Health Policy Reference Center offers cover-to-cover content from more than 300 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with health policy and closely aligned topics.  This includes complete coverage of more than 250 full-text titles.  The database also offers tens of thousands of additional relevant articles, selected from thousands of industry publications.

Learning about the recent federal health reform legislation

The Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Gateway summarizes the new law in several well-organized documents. The Summary of Final Health Reform Law groups changes into section headings such as employer requirements, individual mandate, and health insurance exchanges. The Health Reform Implementation Timeline arranges the specific provisions of the law by implementation date.

Your Weekly Guide to Congress

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The UVM Libraries now provide electronic access to CQ Weekly, from 1983 onward. CQ Weekly is an independent publication that provides objective, non-partisan reporting and analysis of Congressional activities, on a week-by-week basis. It will prove useful to students of political science, public policy, and history.

A recent issue included articles on health care legislation and debates, such as “Health Care: A Matter of Mandates,” “Highlights of the House Health Care Bill,” and “Health Care Polls: The Question Helps Define the Answer.”

Useful charts and graphics summarize recent votes, appropriations, and upcoming bills, making it easy to track on issues, and to see how the President’s agenda is faring. Articles are can be searched a variety of ways, including by topic, committee, or bill number. Floor votes dating back to 1983 can be easily retrieved.

Print volumes of CQ Weekly from 1975-2008 are available in Bailey/Howe Books (JK1 .C15), and 2009 volumes can be found in the Reference Collection. Microfilm at the Library Research Annex dates from 1953-1988.

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