Health Care Reform
On March 24, 2010 President Obama signed into law H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). One week later, on March 30, 2010, the President signed into law H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, making numerous changes to the PPACA. Together, these two laws complete Congress's current efforts to enact comprehensive health care reform in the United States.
Much like the health care system it seeks to reform, the PPACA is large and complex. It is critical to understand the requirements and opportunities presented by the new law in order to address immediate priorities while formulating long-term strategies.