Health Care Reform Information
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as health care reform, brings about many changes to consumers’ health insurance policies. Both individual and group plans are affected by the new law.
The Health Care Reform Information Center will help you understand changes and new protections that you will see with your policy. This consumer-friendly guide will help explain and simplify the complexities of health care reform.
About Health Care Reform
President Barack Obama made health care reform one of his main priorities when he stepped into office. After a year of debate and multiple versions of health care reform were drafted - it finally passed on March 23, 2010.
It was passed in the U.S. Senate by a procedural rule called "budget reconciliation" with a majority vote. Then the health reform bill was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives and was approved with 219 votes for and 212 votes against. After the House approved the legislation, the president signed it into law.
While provisions of the health reform law slowly started going into effect over the years, starting in 2010, as of 2014, they are all in place.
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