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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010.
The Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law on June 28, 2012.
Brookings: Topics - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
"Three things you should know:
1. VA wants all Veterans to receive health care that improves their health and well-being.
2. If you are enrolled in VA health care, you don’t need to take additional steps to meet the health care law coverage standards. The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.
3. If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply at any time."
AARP's Health Law Answers helps you learn how the Affordable Care Act works for you and your family. Answer a few questions and get a report with information tailored to your situation.