Health Care Reform: Moving Forward
By: Louis B. Todisco
The long and often contentious journey of health care reform legislation has come to an end -- at least for the time being. President Obama has signed both the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (H.B. 3590, Public Law 111-148) (the “PPACA”) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872) (the “Reconciliation Act”).
The health care reform legislation as finally enacted is detailed and comprehensive. As sent to President Obama for his signature, the PPACA alone totaled 906 pages. The Reconciliation Act contained 153 pages. In this Bulletin we will provide an overview of the principal provisions of the laws.