H.R. 3590 (111th): Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


Sep 17, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 23, 2010.


Pub.L. 111-148


Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2010
Length: 906 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


This is the Senate's health care bill. The bill started off with text regarding an unrelated matter but the Senate is co-opted this bill as a vehicle for passage of their reform and changed the text in whole to the health care bill. They do this because the Constitution requires all revenue bills to start in the House, and ...

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Sep 17, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 8, 2009
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 19, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Amendment.

Dec 24, 2009
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Dec 24, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Mar 21, 2010
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Mar 23, 2010
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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