Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or otherwise known as Obamacare or health care reform, is a U.S. federal statute that was signed into law on March 23, 2010, by President Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. Over the past century, almost every U.S. president had proposed health care reform to fix the broken American health care system without success. Signed along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the passage of the ACA is important to the American people because it represents the most significant overhaul of the U.S. health care system since the establishment of the Medicare and Medicaid programs under the Social Security Act (SSA) Title XVIII and XIX, ...

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