HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM
Healthcare, specifically health insurance coverage for all, mental health care, and medical liability coverage for healthcare providers, is one of the most important domestic policies today.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010, puts you in charge of your health care by ensuring that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and significantly reduces long- term health care costs.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has determined that the law will provide coverage to 32 million more people, or more than 94 percent of Americans, while lowering health care costs over the long term.
This historic legislation will reduce the deficit by $210 billion over the next ten years, with $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction in the following 10 years.
Although people share different views about the proper course of reform, I believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a responsible approach to the challenges of the 21st Century and will repair much of what needs fixed so that our country remains strong and competitive.
As this law is implemented and new benefits become available, I will continue to monitor the process because we must ensure that waste, fraud, and abuse are deterred.
UNDERSTANDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Read the text of the law here.
Read a summary of the bill here.
Read about how the law affects my constituents in Ohio's 9th District here.
Read a section by section summary of the bill here.
Review the timeline of the implementation of the law here.
Read the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's analysis on the budgetary impact of the reconciliation bill here.
Read the President's Executive Order prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortion here.
Read about the small business health care tax credit here.
Read a brochure from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to learn how the law will affect seniors here.
Visit healthcare.gov to learn more about the law here.