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Civic Engagement: Civic Engagement and Health Care

This guide provides resources for you to be a civic-minded voter actively involved in your communities.

Civic Engagement and Health Care

Health care is a hot topic in politics, and bills are frequently introduced on various health care topics. It's important to stay on top of these issues which will impact your professionally and personally. Use the resources below to find out how you can look for health bills in Congress.

  • - You can search Congressional bills by the general term "healthcare bills" (without quotation marks) or by the official and unofficial names of a bill (i.e. Affordable Care Act or Obamacare). There are also many options to narrow your search by congressional session, status, etc.
  • - This site also allows you to look up bills. The link takes you to the section on health bills, and you can narrow your search by choosing from various subcategories and other limiters. You can sign up for a free account on the site and then select the "track subject" feature which will send you updates on legislation about the topic(s) you choose. Sign up is needed so the site has your email address to provide the updates. If you don't want to sign up and provide an email address, you can track your subject by subscribing to an RSS feed.

National Library of Medicine Exhibit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA College Library is unable to host the physical version of the National Library of Medicine Exhibit "For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform." This exhibit focuses on various political issues related to health care, and it is extremely important to consider the intersections of civic engagement and health care and the resulting impact these intersections have on patient care. Although the Library cannot host the physical exhibit, we encourage you to visit the virtual exhibit

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. 

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