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  Affordable Care Act or American Health Care Act
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Healthcare & Prescription Drugs 
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ContributorJ.R.   
Last ModifiedRP March 07, 2017 03:29pm
DescriptionThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, was the culmination of the Obama Administration's and the 111th Congress' nearly year-long push to enact sweeping health care reform in the United States, a cause championed by national leaders since Theodore Roosevelt.

The law's provisions are designed be phased in over several years, with the most significant structural changes to the health care system taking effect in 2014. All provisions of the law will be in effect by the end of 2018.

This is a place for discussion of issues surrounding the new law, including its implementation, effects, ongoing controversies, calls for total or partial legislative repeal and court challenges to the law.

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 17, 2017 06:50am Profile Trump supporter credits Trumpcare — which hasn’t taken effect — for dramatically lower health costs  Article RP 
Mar 09, 2017 02:00pm Proposed Legislation Price backs balance billing for Medicare patients  Article RP 
Mar 07, 2017 03:00pm Online Tool Tax Credits under the Affordable Care Act vs. the American Health Care Act: An Interactive Map  Article RP 
Oct 31, 2016 06:00am Perspective “I have heard it pronounced dead hundreds of times”: Jason Furman on the future of Obamacare  Article RP 
Aug 17, 2016 12:50am General Aetna CEO Threatened Obamacare Pullout If Feds Opposed Humana Merger  Article RP 
Jun 20, 2016 05:20pm Analysis We’re Spending Less On Health Care Than We Thought We Would Before Obamacare  Article RP 

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