A current topic of interest and one that has an impact on the lives of all Americans is affordable health care. There are usually government documents at the core of every important issue in the United States, and a colleague, Steve Beleu (Oklahoma Department of Libraries, U.S. Government Information Division) posted two items of interest.

He writes…

In light of town-hall meetings about H.R. 3200, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” it might be useful to have this…and also a summary of the bill from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO): a one page Summary of bill from Thomas and a cost analysis from the CBO [Congressional Budget Office](17 pages)

In addition to what can be found on the Internet, our online catalog BearCat provides hundreds of government publications on the topic of health care and many of those publications are freely available, online, full-text documents. To search for government documents in BearCat, enter in the subject you are looking for in the quick search box, and when your screen of results comes up, click on the button at the top of the page that says “Modify Search.” modify On the next page, you can limit your results several ways, one of which is by “location” – find the choice that says “Government Documents” and click “submit search.” There you go! Lots of great great primary source government materials on your topic!