Government Documents on Health
Many U.S. Government agencies produce publications dealing with health and other medical subjects. These publications are available in multiple formats.. Subject headings you can use to search for such documents in the Library Catalog include:
Health Care Reform--United States
The principal index for U.S. Govt. documents is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36 which is available online from 1976-present.
Scholarly historical journal articles on health policy can be found in America: History & Life covering U.S. and Canadian history and Historical Abstracts covering history from other countries around the world. Public opinion on health care and other public policy issues from 1935-present can be found in the IPOLL Databank. Historical newspaper articles from across the U.S. can be found in ProQuest Historical Newspapers
A useful index for U.S. Govt. statistical publications is Proquest Statistical Insight (Purdue users only) and the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 is a good index for congressional publications. Connect HERE for information on downloading Purdue Libraries Ebooks. Data Planet Statistical Data Sets also( (Purdue Users Only) provides access to a wide variety of health data sets. Popular Medicine in America 1800-1900 (Purdue Users Only) is a commercial database providing access to popular health information during this time period. Use the University of Illinois-Chicago's Measuring Worth database to find the current price of historical financial data. This infographic features the Sept. 2016 U.S. public debt of $19.5 trillion in various categories. Unfunded liabilities from pensions are believed to exceed $100 trillion by many sources. As of August 1, 2018 U.S. public debt is $21.264 trillion according to the Treasury Dept. Estimates vary on what current unfunded liabilities are.