Barack Obama's stab at Healthcare Reform.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),[1] commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "ObamaCare",[2] is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act,[3] it represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. HealthCare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.[4] The ACA was enacted with the goal of increasing the quality and affordability of Health Insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government. It introduced a number of mechanisms—including mandates, subsidies, and insurance exchanges— meant to increase coverage and affordability.[5][6] The law also requires <-- Reverted, because not enforcing penalties does not mean it's no longer law --> insurance companies to cover all applicants within new minimum standards and offer the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or sex.[7] Additional reforms aimed to reduce costs and improve healthcare outcomes by shifting the system towards quality over quantity through increased competition, regulation, and incentives to streamline the delivery of healthcare. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act

A key piece of execution: HealthcareGov.

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