When Did Obamacare Pass?


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Obamacare passed in the senate on Dec. 24, 2009, and passed in the house on March 21, 2010. President Obama signed it into law on March 23, 2010, according to Obamacare Facts.

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Obamacare is the commonly referred to name of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA. The primary purpose of the ACA was to reduce the number of people who are uninsured and make affordable quality health insurance available by expanding insurance coverage and reducing healthcare costs for both the private sector and government, explains Obamacare Facts. The program achieves those goals by offering a variety of competing plans on health insurance exchanges and through the use of financial subsidies to those who fall below certain income thresholds.

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