The comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010. The law was enacted in two parts: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010 and was amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on March 30, 2010.
The name “Affordable Care Act” is used to refer to the final, amended version of the law.
Read the full law
The law has 2 parts: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act.
You can view them in PDF or HTML formats below.
Official certified full-text of the laws in PDF form:
• Certified full-text version: Affordable Care Act (PDF – 2.41 MB)
• Certified full-text version: Reconciliation Act (PDF – 257 KB)
Summary and certified full-text version in HTML (web page) format:
What is the Affordable Care Act?
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