Health Insurance Reform

Health Insurance Reform

Overview
Read and analyze the bill, H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Navigating www.healthcare.gov
Use the Small Business Calculator

Healthcare, specifically health insurance coverage for all, mental health care, and medical liability coverage for healthcare providers, is one of the most important domestic policies today.

Signed into law on March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act brings your health care under your control by ensuring that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and significantly reduces long- term health care costs.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has determined that the law will provide coverage to 32 million more people, or more than 94 percent of Americans, while lowering health care costs over the long term.

This historic legislation will reduce the deficit by $143 billion over the next ten years, with $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction in the following 10 years.

Although people share different views about the proper course of reform, I believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a responsible approach to the challenges of the 21st Century and will repair much of what needs fixed so that our country remains strong and competitive.

The next challenge is the implementation of this law. Rest assured that I will continue to monitor the law’s implementation because we must ensure that waste, fraud, and abuse are deterred and implementation is carried out smoothly.  

 
H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Read the bill here.

Read summary of the bill here.

Read section by section analysis of the bill here.

Read the report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on the budgetary impact of the reconciliation bill here.

Read the President's Executive Order prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortion here.

Read about the small business health care tax credit here.

Read brochure from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to learn how the law will affect seniors here

Click on Gallup and USA Today to view recent polls that confirm that a majority of Americans support the health care reform bill that was signed into law by President Obama.

New HealthCare.Gov Website

On July 1, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new, easy-to-use tool that will allow consumers and small businesses to compare health insurance plans in the public and private sector and stay informed of the latest developments in health reform. 

 Please click on the image below to be directed to the new HealthCare.gov page. 


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Take an online tour of the new Healthcare.gov website below.


 
 
If you are a small business, you can also use the Health Care Reform Small Business Calculator below to find out how the legislation will affect you.