Thursday, October 10, 2013

Obamacare and the Consumer Health Subject Guide

With its starring role in the debate that led to the government shutdown, The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, has been at the forefront of current events. Coupled with the Act's six-month open enrollment period which began October 1, 2013, this has many wanting to know what the ACA is, how it works, and what it can do for you.

For the convenience of TWU students, faculty and staff members and other library patrons, Elaine Cox, Health Sciences Librarian, has included a list of ACA resources and contact information (courtesy of the Medical Library Association) in the TWU Libraries' Consumer Health Subject Guide.  With resources and other information intended for potential users of medical and healthcare services, the Consumer Health Subject Guide is a site any one of us might find informative and useful.

What is a subject guide?  It is a wealth of information and resources, focused on a particular subject area, in one convenient online package.  The TWU Libraries Subject Guides are available for a wide variety of subject areas and include websites, videos, databases suggested for research, one or more librarians who specialize in that subject area, news and much more.  While the subject guides are particularly useful for novice or advanced researchers, they are also excellent sites where subject area majors can familiarize themselves with resources and information in their field.

Doing research or majoring in a subject area?  Let the TWU Libraries' Subject Guides be your guides.

~Sandy Cochran

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