The PPACA aims to make coverage more accessible and in order to do this it does the following:
Creates an Individual Mandate. Enforces an individual mandate requiring most U.S. citizens and legal residents to have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.
Establishes American Health Benefit Exchanges. In order to make coverage more available and affordable, PPACA creates new objects called American Health Benefit Exchanges through which individuals who normally do not have access to inexpensive employer coverage, as well as small businesses, can purchase coverage.
Changes Private Health Insurance Coverage. The PPACA establishes new requirements for health tactics and insurers intended to expand access to affordable coverage, and …show more content…
These costs are projected to be balance by increased taxes and other incomes and cheap Medicare and
Medicaid spending. The law also contains measures designed to enhance delivery and quality of care. Legislative history
February 24, 2009 -- In a joint session to Congress, President Obama says: "So let there be no doubt: Health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year."
March 5, 2009 -- The White House holds its first health care summit.
April 21, 2009 -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley embrace the first of three roundtables of health policy and industry experts to debate the development of health care legislation.
July 15, 2009 -- The Senate 's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passes The Affordable Health Choices Act. The bipartisan bill includes more than 160 Republican amendments accepted during the month-long mark-up, one of the longest in congressional history.
July 31, 2009 -- The bill is reported out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by a vote of 31 to …show more content…
December 19, 2009 -- Senator Ben Nelson, a conservative Democrat, becomes the 60th vote needed to permit the Senate version of the health care bill.
December 24, 2009 -- The Senate passes its health care bill 60-39.
January 17, 2010 -- Obama stumps for Martha Coakley in a Massachusetts Senate race beside Scott Brown to replace Kennedy. Brown had promised to vote against Democratic health care labors.
January 19, 2010 -- Brown wins the special election, risking the health care law.
February 25, 2010 -- Obama holds a televised heath care summit with leaders from both parties to explicate the health care bill.
March 11, 2010 -- In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader Harry Reid says Democrats will use "reconciliation," needing only 51 votes, to pass the health care bill.
March 21, 2010 -- The Senate passes its version of the bill, transport the legislation to Obama for his signature. A separate package of changes expanding the reach of the measure also agreed the House over unanimous GOP opposition, and will be taken up by the Senate.
March 23, 2010 -- Obama signs the health care bill into