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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 (House of Representatives [H.R.] 3590) was originally entitled the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009 and was passed in the House by a 416-0 vote on October 8, 2009.
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"The goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was to expand access to affordable care.
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Supreme Court decision earlier this year upholding the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will likely not be the final battle over health care reform.
The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act no doubt will result in continued debate regarding how best to provide consistent, high-quality and affordable health care services.
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. The Texas Tribune and KTRK-TV in Houston partnered to cover these proceedings and show you how the law has already affected some residents and curated content that explains what's at stake for nearly 6 million Texans who remain uninsured.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010.
Topeka, KS, December 08, 2011 --(PR.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.
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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.

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