Affordable Health Care for America Act/Related Articles
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- Health care reform : Rubric used for discussing major health policy creation or changes in governmental policy, that affects healthcare delivery in a given place.
- U.S. House of Representatives : The lower house of the United States Congress.
- U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor : U.S. House of Representatives organization responsible for civilian education, employer-employee relations, and pension programs
- U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means : Add brief definition or description
- U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce : Add brief definition or description
- U.S. Democratic Party : One of the two major political parties in the United States; usually described as center-left.
- Abortion : The deliberate expulsion of an embryo or foetus from the womb for the purpose of ending a pregnancy.
- Bart Stupak : U.S. Representative (D-Michigan) who has announced his retirement at the end of the 2008 session; U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee; crafted abortion compromise enabling passage of the House health care reform bill, H.R. 3962 and final H.R. 3590; former police officer retired from line-of-duty injuries, attorney, and state legislator
- Public option : Add brief definition or description
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act : Legislative title for the major U.S. health care reform bill signed by President Barack Obama on 24 March 2010, also known as H.R. 3590 and Public Law 111-148
- Barack Obama : 44th President of the United States of America (2009–2017) and a former Senator from Illinois (born 1961).
- Gang of Six : A bipartisan group of six senators on the Senate Committee on Finance, who have put together a health care reform plan they believe can pass Congress
- Blue Dog Coalition : A group of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who describe themselves as moderates committed to "fiscal discipline and strong national security."
- Nancy Pelosi : U.S. House Minority Leader and U.S. Representative (D-California); liberal to progressive.