Why is this a hot topic?
Check out the information released by the White House regarding Health Insurance. You can also do a Health Insurance search in Google News for very recent news. For news that is older, try the database ProQuest Newsstand.
You might also want to take a look at:
Clemmitt, M. (2013, June 15). Health Care. CQ Researcher.
Kliff, S. & Klein, E. (2014, January 1). Everything you need to know about life under Obamacare. Washington Post.
How to find background information -
Try starting with our catalog, URSUS. Click on LC Subject and type in either Health Care Reform United States, or Health Insurance Law and Legislation United States. You'll find things like:
How to find journal articles -
Try using some of our specialized databases. For this topic try using the Advanced Search option in the databases EconLit, PAIS, and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (if you are off campus, you will need to enter your name and the barcode number on the back of your MaineCard)
An Advanced Search on Health Insurance and United States will come up with articles like:
Health Reform 2010: The Missing Philosophical Premises in the Long-Running Health Care Debate. (Marmor, T.R. 2011. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 36, 3, 567-570)
The Potential Employment Impact of Health Reform on Working-Age Adults with Disabilities. (Levy, A.R., Bruen, B.K., & Kum L.C. 2013. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24,3, 102-112)
U.S. Universal Health Covereage at a Crossroad. (Battistella, R. 2013. International Advances in Economic Research, 19, 4, 409-423)
Some other sites that might be of interest -
America's New Health Insurance Marketplace (Centers for Disease Control)
Health Issue Analysis (Congressional Research Service Reports)
Health Insurance (Medline Plus)
Don't forget, you can always Ask a Librarian for more help!
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