Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also designated H.R. 3590, is the major health care reform legislation passed in March 2010 as Public Law 111-148. President Barack Obama signed it on 24 March 2010. It is based on a Senate draft of health care legislation, which, in turn, came from the November 2009 House version, H.R. 3962.
Only Democrats voted for it in the U.S. House of Representatives; the final vote was 219-212.