This website provides readers an historical perspective on the evolution of various healthcare laws and regulations affecting healthcare freedom and privacy.
For updated information about healthcare freedom and privacy issues, visit Citizens' Council for Health Freedom's website
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Links to selected Web sites are provided for the convenience of users, and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Institute for Health Freedom of the content or opinions expressed by the host organizations.

Health Freedom Index

State Resources

Legislative Information

  • Thomas
    This site provides free electronic access to Congressional information, including the full text of bills, laws, the Congressional Record and an overview of the legislative process (how a bill becomes a law).
  • Citizens Internet Empowerment Coalition (CIEC)
    A broad group of Internet users, library groups, publishers, online service providers, and civil liberties groups fighting for the future of the First Amendment and the future of free expression in the information age.

Government Information Sources

  • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
    Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AHCPR conducts research on the costs and outcomes of various health services and medical care. Their data is available to the general public.
  • Bureau of the Census
    This site provides population estimates, as well as social, demographic and economic information.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Part of the U.S. Department of Labor, the BLS conducts annual surveys on occupational injuries and illnesses.
  • Congressional Budget Office
    This site provides information about the United States' budget plan, including cost estimates for bills that Members of Congress have introduced or plan to introduce.
  • General Accounting Office
    The GAO issues hundreds of reports and testimony to the Congress each year on a wide variety of subjects, including health.
  • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    HCFA is the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
    MEDLINE is managed by the United States' National Library of Medicine.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
    The NBER is the nation's leading economic research organization. It is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization.
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    A division of the Centers for Disease Control, the National Center for Health Statistics collects and publishes statistics on health in the United States.
  • National Health Interview Survey
    The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is a principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.
  • The National Institutes of Health
    The NIH is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. From a total of about $300 in 1887, the NIH budget has grown to more than $12 billion in 1996.