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Health Care Legislation Resources

August 10, 2010

Compiled by Abby Walters, MLIS, Assistant Librarian at  Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP 

Free Electronic Resources:

American Health Lawyers Association – links to print products, links to health law websites. Some content is members only.

The National Congress of State Legislatures  – a resource for state and federal legislation, they have up to date information on Health Care Reform on the Federal and State level. Includes Fact Sheets on key provisions and mp3 recordings on website.

CBS News –  2010 Health Care Reform bill summary

Cowan, Gunteski & Co –  Highlights from the 2010 Health Care Reform Act

Library of Congress – Thomas –  Bill summary and status for H.R.3590

U.S. Government Printing Office  – Health Care Reform Bill and Debate Available on GPO’s Federal Digital System

Kaiser Family Foundation – details on Federal Health Care reform, timelines, interactive calculator, issue briefs & analysis, State reform information.

AARP Guide to Reform – includes guides for individuals and small business owners

For Fee Electronic Resources  – Health Care Law Practice Center under the Transactional Advisor Tab

Thomson Reuters EBIA  – need subscription for full access, but has copies of both bills and a free newsletter 

BNA – access to current health news/legislation/analysis to subscribers of healthcare publications or Daily Reports


  • CCH Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • TAA’s Law Explanation and Analysis
  • Lexis/Matthew Bender – Health Care Reform Special Alert (available in June)
  • RIA’s complete analysis of the tax and benefits provisions of the 2010 Health Care Act as amended by the 2010 Health Care Reconciliation Act : with Code and ERISA sections as amended and Committee reports
  • CCH 2010 tax legislation : Patient Protection and Affordable Care ; Health Care Reconciliation ; HIRE and other recent tax acts : law, explanation and analysis
  • CCH Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 : text of P.L. 111-148, as signed by the President on March 23, 2010; text of P.L. 111-152, as signed by the President on March 30, 2010 : JCT technical explanation of P.L. 111-148 and P.L. 111-152
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