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Obamacare

An informal term for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The two bills changed how health insurance functions in the United States. Among other provisions, Obamacare expanded eligibility of Medicaid and required most Americans to purchase health insurance. It also set up exchanges in the several states so insurers could compete with each other to provide the most cost effectiveness for consumers. It provided subsidies for health insurance premiums. Proponents argue Obamacare makes health insurance more affordable, while critics contend it is too expensive and constitutes excessive government interference in the U.S. economy. The legislation is named for U.S. President Barack Obama, who promoted it.
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) now requires consumers who use the PPACA public exchange system to get information for the tax returns from a new exchange coverage notice, Form 1095-A.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains 906 pages of regulations .
The goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was to expand access to affordable care.
Supreme Court considered a lawsuit brought against the federal government by Texas and 25 other states that questions the constitutionality of several key aspects of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
com)-- Maybe you haven't noticed yet, but the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that the Democratic Congress passed in 2010 is already impacting your health care.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act seeks to regiment, standardize, automate, and demote the status of medical care.
The Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, recently issued proposed regulations regarding disclosure of the summary of benefits and coverage and the uniform glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, women's preventive care services--such as mammograms and screenings for cervical cancer--are covered without co-pays or deductibles.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Affordable Care Act")1 is a testament to this proposition.
3 November 2010 - US Ardea Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: RDEA) said yesterday it has been awarded a USD733,438 (EUR523,000) grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
org/healthcarereform to review these materials which include a breakdown of the nursing provisions included in the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a timeline of implementation for the various provisions, and a guide comparing PPACA to ANA's Health System Reform Agenda.

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