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Health Care Policy: Legislation and Court Cases

a brief guide to useful sources of information on the complexities of health care policy.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

President Obama signed H.R. 3950 into law on March 23, 2010,

HealthCare.gov - Health and Human Services portal to health care law and implication for consumers.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Text of the law.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Links to summaries, related bills, and congressional actions.

Listen to the Bill   for the vision-impaired or aurally oriented. Many pages are available for downloading

H.R. 3950 Legal Challenges and Court Cases

Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act Decided June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Affordable Care Act  New York Times has some audiofiles of testimony with additional analysis.

State, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Appeals Court decisions - this wikipedia site aims you to the decisions from district courts and U.S. Court of Appeals.

Additional Sources


CDC Public Health Law Program
Information on public health laws, education and training, and case studies in using law as a public health tool

Proquest Congressional - a thorough search engine to the various threads of activity in the Federal legislature - hearings, reports, documents, bills, debates on floor of House and Senate.

Lexis Nexis Academic - comprehensive legal database to laws and court decisions in the U.S. Also provides access to newspapers.

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