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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010

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LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL
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 2d Session
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COMPILATION OF PATIENT PROTECTION  AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
[As Amended Through May 1, 2010]
INCLUDING
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PREPARED BY THE
 
Office of the Legislative Counsel
FOR THE USE OF THE
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MAY 2010
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iOFFICE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL
SANDRA L. STROKOFF, Legislative Counsel EDWARD G. GROSSMAN, Deputy Legislative Counsel
 Prepared by
E
DWARD
G. G
ROSSMAN
,
 Deputy Legislative Counsel
with the assistance of C
RAIG
 A. S
TERKX 
,
 Publications Coordinator
E
LONDA 
C. B
LOUNT
,
Staff Assistant
E
MILY 
M.
OLBERDING
,
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 Rec-onciliation Act of 2010 (‘‘HCERA’’; Public Law 111–152). The text of the Indian Health Care Improvement Reauthorization and Ex-tension Act of 2009 (S. 1790), as enacted (in amended form) by sec-tion 10221 of PPACA, is shown in a separate, accompanying docu-ment.
Preparation of document
.—This document was prepared by the attorneys and staff of the House Office of the Legislative Coun-sel (HOLC) for the use of its attorneys and clients. It is not an offi-cial document of the House of Representatives or its committees and may not be cited as ‘‘the law’’. At the request of the Leader-ship, 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
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C O N T E N T S
[For continuous pagination in electronic, PDF version, add 19 pages]
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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148)....................1Sec.1.Short title; table of contents..............................................................1TITLE I—QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS Subtitle A—Immediate Improvements in Health Care Coverage for All Americans Sec.1001.Amendments to the Public Health Service Act..........................13Sec.1002.Health insurance consumer information....................................27Sec.1003.Ensuring that consumers get value for their dollars.................28Sec.1004.Effective dates...............................................................................30Subtitle B—Immediate Actions to Preserve and Expand Coverage Sec.1101.Immediate access to insurance for uninsured individuals with a preexisting condition.................................................................................30Sec.1102.Reinsurance for early retirees.....................................................33Sec.1103.Immediate information that allows consumers to identify af-fordable coverage options.............................................................................36Sec.1104.Administrative simplification......................................................37Sec.1105.Effective date.................................................................................44Subtitle C—Quality Health Insurance Coverage for All Americans P
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 ARKET
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 Sec.1201.Amendment to the Public Health Service Act............................45P
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ROVISIONS
 Sec.1251.Preservation of right to maintain existing coverage..................55Sec.1252.Rating reforms must apply uniformly to all health insurance issuers and group health plans....................................................................56Sec.1253.Annual report on self-insured plans............................................56Sec.1254.Study of large group market........................................................57Sec.1255.Effective dates...............................................................................57Subtitle D—Available Coverage Choices for All Americans P
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STABLISHMENT OF
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LANS
 Sec.1301.Qualified health plan defined......................................................58Sec.1302.Essential health benefits requirements......................................59Sec.1303.Special rules..................................................................................64Sec.1304.Related definitions........................................................................68
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