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Legislation, CBO Estimates, the Supreme Court Decision, and Implementation Timeline

The following is the text of the two bills that comprised the health reform legislation, Congressional roll call votes, summaries of the bills’ provisions, and the text of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

2010 Legislation

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

House Roll Call Vote on H.R. 3590

Senate Roll Call Vote on H.R. 3590

Text of H.R. 4872 Reconciliation Bill Approved by the House and Senate

Final House Roll Call Vote on H.R. 4872 Reconciliation

Final Senate Roll Call Vote on H.R. 4872 Reconciliation

Comparison of Access and Affordability Provisions in the Health Reform Bill

The following documents explain how these changes will affect insurance plans for you and your business and assess the bill’s impacts:

Characteristics of Insurance Policies Available in the New Exchange (PDF)

Congressional Budget Office Estimates for H.R. 3590 as Amended by H.R. 4872 (PDF)

Supreme Court Ruling on the Constitutionality of the 2009 Health Reform Bills

Washington Report: Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of the Health Reform Law

Supreme Court Ruling (PDF)

Congressional Budget Office Estimates for Health Reform Law - Post Supreme Court Decision (PDF)

Health Reform Implementation Timeline (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

The Kaiser Foundation created an interactive timeline explaining when and how the provisions of the health care reform will be implemented over the next several years.

The Commonwealth Fund's Health Reform Resource Center Timeline and Provisions Tool

Use the Commonwealth Fund's Health Reform Resource Center Timeline for an overview of the Affordable Care Act's major provisions or use the "Find Health Reform Provisions" tool to search for specific provisions by year, category, and/or stakeholder group.