WEBTREATS: Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.   Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.   JER 3/31/16

 

Please also refer to the WEBTREATs Health Insurance and the Uninsured and Financial Assistance and Low-Cost Health Care, as many of these sites include relevant information.

 

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - Health Care Reform

This section of ACOG’s website has information on the health care reform law for ob-gyns, patient FAQs, details of ACOG’s work on reform, and links to more information.

 

American Medical Association (AMA) – Affordable Care Act

This website has general information on what reform means to physicians and patients, an overview of major provisions, and other resources for physicians and patients.

 

The Commonwealth Fund – Affordable Care Act Reforms

This website has information on the Affordable Care Act, including the health insurance marketplace and premiums, links to full text publications, and more.

 

The Commonwealth Fund - Realizing Health Reform's Potential: Women and the Affordable Care Act of 2010

This is the full text of an issue brief which analyzes how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to affect women and their exposure to health care costs over the next decade.

 

Enroll America

Enroll America’s mission is to ensure that all Americans are enrolled in and retain health coverage. The website has information about the Affordable Coverage Act, health coverage options, and how to enroll.

 

Families USA – Affordable Care Act

Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization. This website links to resources on the health care reform law, information on implementation, and other publications.

 

Health Affairs – Health Reform

This is a collection of articles from the journal Health Affairs on health care reform. The full text of some articles is available for free; others have an excerpt and require payment or a subscription to view the full text.

 

HealthCare.gov

1-800-318-2596

This is the federal government’s health care reform website. There is an online tool where users can find options and apply for health coverage as well as information on the health reform law.

 

Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS) – Meaningful Use OneSource

This website is designed to help HIMSS members and other organizations prepare for the Meaningful Use and Certification Criteria and Standards regulations. Documents, tools, and links to other resources on meaningful use of electronic medical records are included.

 

Kaiser Family Foundation – Health Reform

This website from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has information and resources on health reform, as well as health reform news, research and analysis, and state-level information.

 

Kaiser Family Foundation – Women’s Health Policy

This website has information on the implications of the new health reform law for women. There are also links to recent Kaiser publications on women’s health and insurance coverage.

 

National Health Law Program

This website includes information on the Affordable Care Act, fact sheets, information on state implementation and health reform litigation, and more.

 

National Institute for Health Care Reform

The NIHCR conducts research and policy analyses of the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in the U.S. The website includes links to full-text publications.

 

National Women’s Law Center – Health Care Reform

The NWLC works to ensure that the new health care law benefits women. The website includes information on health reform related to women’s health.

 

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) – Health Policy and Reform

This is a collection of articles from the NEJM on health reform, including implementation, cost, Medicare/Medicaid, accountable care organizations, politics of health care reform, health information technology, and more.

 

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

This website has information on the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), including eligibility, how to apply, and state-specific information.

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – State Coverage Initiative

The State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) program provides assistance to state leaders to implement health care reform at the state level. The website has information on federal health care reform, full text publications, and links to other resources.

 

The White House – Health Reform

This website has information about the new law, myths and facts about health reform, information on how the law affects families, young adults, businesses, seniors, and the economy, and state-specific information.

 

Contact:

Mary Hyde
Senior Director

Beth DeFrancis Sun
Special Collections Librarian

Jean Riedlinger
Reference Librarian

resources@acog.org

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