Last Updated: Mar 26, 2013
This research guide is designed to help students find
books, articles, and primary source material in support of the
historical health care policy assignment. Please also check the SOWK
4118 History of Social Welfare and Social Work research guide for
To identify health-related legislation that was
proposed or enacted during your time period, begin by consulting a
historical overview or a chronology. These sources will discuss key
acts, amendments, events, and figures that you can then use as keywords
when searching the library catalog and databases.
- Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference Handbook
RA395.A3 K7593 2004
Part of the Contemporary World Issues series, this reference book provides a historical overview, short descriptions of people and events, facts and documents (including a section on historical health data and government publications), relevant organizations, and selected books, government reports, and websites. See especially Chapter 2, "The Role of the Federal Government in Health and Earlier Healthcare Reform Efforts," which outlines twentieth-cent
- Health Care Politics and Policy in America
RA395.A3 P285 2006
Chapter 2 discusses the transformation of American medicine, 1900-1935, and the role of the federal government from the 1800s through the Bush administration. Other chapters specifically address Medicaid, Medicare, and health care and the disadvantaged. This book also has a chronology of significant events and legislation, 1798-2006.
- Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare
RA563.M56 U53 2003eb
This Institute of Medicine report includes in the Appendix the overview, "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare: A Background and History" on pages 455-527, with an extensive bibliography.
- Legal and Historical Roots of Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States
This Issue Brief by the Kaiser Family Foundation provides a narrative overview and a timeline of legislative and historical events in health care through 2000.
- National Health Insurance: A Brief History of Reform Efforts in the U.S.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation publication.
- A History of Health Care Reform--New York Times
Covering "Nearly 100 years of legislative milestones and defeats" from 1912 to September 9, 2009, this timeline also provides links to related historical New York Times articles.
- Historical Highlights--U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Timeline of events from 1798 to 2003.