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Health Insurance Reform: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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Q-1: Which bills approved by Congress and signed by the President reform health insurance markets and other health care matters?

A:
HR 3590, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is the primary health reform bill.

H.R. 4872, “The Reconciliation Act of 2010”, amended HR 3590 to reflect agreements made to incorporate provisions from the House’s health reform bill. The final version of the bill was approved by the House and Senate on March 25, 2010.


Q-2: When were these bills signed by the President?

A:
H.R. 3590 was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.

H.R. 4872 was signed by the President on March 30, 2010.


Q-3: When were these bills approved by the House and Senate?

A.
H.R. 3590 passed the Senate on December 24, 2009 and the House on March 21, 2010.

H.R. 4872 was approved by the House and Senate on March 25, 2010.


Q-4: How can I see how my Representative and Senators voted on these bills?

A.
Acess the links below for roll call votes on H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872:
View the House roll call votes on H.R. 3590
View the Senate roll call votes on H.R. 3590
View the House roll call votes on H.R. 4872
View the Senate roll call votes on H.R. 4872


Q-5: Where can I go to see the final text of each of these bills?

A:
Acess the links below for the final text of H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872:
H.R. 3590 as approved
H.R. 4872 as approved


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