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Read the Actual, Final, Health Care Reform Bill

By March 27, 2010

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On the HealthCare.gov website, you can read the complete, certified version of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010, as well as the Supreme Court's June 28, 2012 decision upholding the constitutionality of the law. The following are additional links to the Affordable Care Act.

As Amended Since Enactment: The following link is to the Affordable Care Act as amended by Congress since its enactment on March 23, 2010 and codified into the United States Code of Laws (USC), as maintained by the Cornell University Legal Information Institute.

Title 42 USC, Chapter 157 - Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans

As Enacted: The following links are to the Affordable Care Act as signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010.

Full Text of the Affordable Care Act and the Reconciliation Act;

Certified Full-Text Version of the Affordable Care Act; and

Certified Full-Text Version of the Reconciliation Act

Note: The Reconciliation Act contains amendments and technical corrections to the Affordable Care Act agreed to by both the House and Senate. The Reconciliation Act was signed by President Obama on March 30, 2012, just seven days after he signed the Affordable Care Act.

Also See:
Health Care Reform: The First Changes
Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

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February 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm
(1) Ray Bales says:

I asked for a copy of Health care bill but i received nothing. Please sent me a copy of page 272.

May 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm
(2) Linda says:

As an employer is there a number of employees needed prior to offering insurance.

June 10, 2013 at 10:07 am
(3) Craig says:

I was looking for the full health care bill to read, and it sent me to your sight but where is it?

June 10, 2013 at 10:49 am
(4) Robert Longley says:

Craig: The article contains the links to the text of the law.

August 12, 2013 at 11:14 am
(5) James Smith says:

Is there things such as apprenticeships within the security sector?

My homepage – James Smith

August 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm
(6) Maubi says:
October 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm
(7) Paul Arcusa says:

I tried the links for the certified text and the reconciliations to the text and got this message for both links.

“Sorry, we can’t find that page
on HealthCare.gov

We’ve recently reorganized our site, and that may explain it.
It’s also possible that you typed the address incorrectly.”


October 3, 2013 at 3:31 pm
(8) Mr. Jensen says:

All of these links to the Affordable health care the “Certified Full test” are missing hundreds of pages. What does Certified Full test mean, I would think it would have the complete Bill which is over 1,000 pages, well over 1000 pages. So how can a document link that has under 1000 pages be called “FULL TEST”

October 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm
(9) usgovinfo says:

Mr.Jensen — These copies are on the Government Printing Office website an all bear the GPO seal of authenticity. They are the full and complete copies of the bills as signed by the President. Note that the number of “pages” shown for .pdf document are rarely the number of pages in the actual document.

Robert Longley

October 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm
(10) usgovinfo says:

Paul Arcusa: Not interesting at all. They moved the documents. The links have been corrected.

October 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
(11) Rodney says:

i am trying to find out where i can view the whole health care bill could you please tell me where to find it. I keep getting rerouted to something else Thank you

October 12, 2013 at 10:46 am
(12) J Keenan says:

Well, where is it? What is in it? Doesn’t anyone know?

October 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm
(13) usgovinfo says:

J Keenan: Just click the links in the blog post:

Full Text of the Affordable Care Act and the Reconciliation Act;

Certified Full-Text Version of the Affordable Care Act;

They load .pdf copies of the Act and they both work fine.

November 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm
(14) C Cockerell says:

Links do NOT work… they all say something to the effect that the page is not found.

November 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm
(15) usgovinfo says:

Links all work fine. They load the .pdf documents. None return error messages.

December 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm
(16) Robert says:

Considering that the whole law is now up over 30,000 pages, this is hardly complete. How about tracking down the rest so we can divide it up among a couple of dozen people and see what’s really in it?

December 11, 2013 at 5:31 am
(17) usgovinfo says:

Robert: Nope, this the ACA has not been amended since passage. Like many bills, there have been many federal regulations created by the various federal agencies to enforce and implement it, but the ACA has not yet been amended by Congress. You can learn about federal regulations here:


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