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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

What is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – more commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare – is the landmark health reform legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010.

The Affordable Care Act included many reforms designed to contain Medicare costs while increasing revenue, improving and streamlining its delivery systems, and even increasing services to the program.