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111TH CONGRESS " 2d Session

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

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COMPILATION OF PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

[As Amended Through May 1, 2010]
INCLUDING

PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HEALTH-RELATED PORTIONS OF THE HEALTH CARE EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010

AND

PREPARED BY THE

Office of the Legislative Counsel
FOR THE USE OF THE

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAY 2010

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OFFICE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL
SANDRA L. STROKOFF, Legislative Counsel EDWARD G. GROSSMAN, Deputy Legislative Counsel

Prepared by EDWARD G. GROSSMAN, Deputy Legislative Counsel with the assistance of CRAIG A. STERKX, Publications Coordinator ELONDA C. BLOUNT, Staff Assistant EMILY M. VOLBERDING, Staff Assistant

This document is of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (‘‘PPACA’’; Public Law 111–148) consolidating the amendments made by title X of the Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (‘‘HCERA’’; Public Law 111–152). The text of the Indian Health Care Improvement Reauthorization and Extension Act of 2009 (S. 1790), as enacted (in amended form) by section 10221 of PPACA, is shown in a separate, accompanying document. Preparation of document.—This document was prepared by the attorneys and staff of the House Office of the Legislative Counsel (HOLC) for the use of its attorneys and clients. It is not an official document of the House of Representatives or its committees and may not be cited as ‘‘the law’’. At the request of the Leadership, it is being made available to the public through Congressional websites and may be downloaded at http://docs.house.gov/ energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf. Errors in this document are solely the responsibility of HOLC. Please email any corrections to ‘‘hlccomments@mail.house.gov’’. This document (originally dated May 24, 2010) may be updated to reflect corrections of errors or subsequent changes in law. United States Code citations.—United States Code section numbers assigned to sections in PPACA are specified in brackets after the section numbers in the heading of each section, viz., 2711 ø42 U.S.C. 300gg–11¿.

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CONTENTS
[For continuous pagination in electronic, PDF version, add 19 pages]

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) .................... Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents .............................................................. TITLE I—QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS

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Subtitle A—Immediate Improvements in Health Care Coverage for All Americans Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. 1001. 1002. 1003. 1004. Amendments to the Public Health Service Act .......................... Health insurance consumer information .................................... Ensuring that consumers get value for their dollars ................. Effective dates ............................................................................... 13 27 28 30

Subtitle B—Immediate Actions to Preserve and Expand Coverage Sec. 1101. Immediate access to insurance for uninsured individuals with a preexisting condition ................................................................................. Sec. 1102. Reinsurance for early retirees ..................................................... Sec. 1103. Immediate information that allows consumers to identify affordable coverage options ............................................................................. Sec. 1104. Administrative simplification ...................................................... Sec. 1105. Effective date ....................................................................................
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