Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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The Health Care Reform Act of 2010 / Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, was passed in 2010 to reform the private health insurance industry and public health insurance programs. PPACA objectives are to improve coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, expand access to care for over 30 million Americans, and reduce the long term costs of the United States health care system.
Also see: PPACA

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