The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H. R. 3590)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H. R. 3590)

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a federal statute that was signed into United States law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. This Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (signed into law on March 30, 2010) made up the health care reform of 2010. The laws focus on reform of the private health insurance market,

Overview

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a federal statute that was signed into United States law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. This Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (signed into law on March 30, 2010) made up the health care reform of 2010. The laws focus on reform of the private health insurance market, provide better coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, improve prescription drug coverage in Medicare and extend the life of the Medicare Trust fund by at least 12 years.

The PPACA passed the Senate on December 24, 2009, by a filibuster-proof vote of 60–39 with all Democrats and Independents voting for, and all Republicans voting against. It passed the House of Representatives on March 21, 2010, by a vote of 219–212, with 178 Republicans and 34 Democrats voting against the bill. The law has received legal challenges regarding its constitutionality. Three cases in federal courts upheld the constitutionality of the bill while two deemed it unconstitutional. Six other challenges were dismissed on grounds such as plaintiffs being unable to demonstrate sufficient standing. The Supreme Court could review this law as early as the end of 2011.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012679765
Publisher:
Mundus Publishing
Publication date:
04/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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