Health and Medical News and Resources

General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

Health Care Reform Law – Informational Web Sites

From recent postings at Medlib-L, a discussion list for medical librarians about informational sources for the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (the Health Care Reform Law)


MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You

  • Health Insurance (MedlinePlus, published by US National Institutes of Health)
    Links to health care reform Web sites include

HealthCare.govTake health care into your own hands


Economic Stimulus for the Healthcare IT Industry

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Web sites I discovered through my parish’s Pax Christi meetings

Faithful Reform (http://www.faithfulreform.org/) with an email sign up…and easily found links to…

  • “A Daily Dose of Truth” [currently 9 items, including the titles Medicare in Health Care Reform, The Requirement to Buy Insurance,The “R” word (Rationing), Small Business]

  • Resources [currently includes items as  A Moral Vision for our Health Care Future, Power Point presentation: The Heart in Health Care Reform ]

Herndon Alliance: Healing America’s Healthcare (http://herndonalliance.org/) with an email sign up…and the tabs (links)

  • The Resources tab includes talking point suggestions that can be used in discussions with others as well as mass communication and writing to representatives
  • The Newsletter tab includes links to past Messages of the Week

A few journal/magazine articles (from Medlib-L postings)

** For suggestions on how to get free/low cost medical articles, go to How to obtain free/low cost medical articles in medical and scientific journals

November 18, 2010 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Finding Aids/Directories, Librarian Resources, Professional Health Care Resources | , , ,

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