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Health Care Reform

What is commonly referred to as 2010’s “healthcare reform” in the United States actually includes two acts. These are:

  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

 

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
HR 3590

  • This act became law on March 23, 2010.
  • You can read the full text of this bill here, via the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
HR 4872

  • This act became law on March 30, 2010.
  • You can read the full text of this bill here, via the U.S. Government Printing Office. 

For more information:

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has published an online resource called "Understand the Affordable Care Act." This resource provides a timeline of changes included in the Affordable Care Act, as well as explanations of its provisions and initiatives. You can access this information here.  For information about getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, go to https://www.healthcare.gov/

Sources

"The Full Law, by Section." healthcare.gov.  http://www.healthcare.gov/law/about/The%20Full%20Law%20by%20Section/bysection.html (accessed March 16, 2011).

"Understand the Affordable Care Act." healthcare.gov. http://www.healthcare.gov/law/introduction/index.html (accessed March 16, 2011). 

"US Government Printing Office - FDsys - More Information." U.S. Government Printing Office Home Page. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/content-detail.html (accessed March 16, 2011).

"US Government Printing Office - FDsys - More Information." U.S. Government Printing Office Home Page. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ152/content-detail.html (accessed March 16, 2011).
 

 

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