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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Section by Section
PDF of each section of the PPACA



Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2.2 MB)
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS (108 KB)
TITLE I— QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS (351 KB)
Subtitle A Immediate Improvements in Health Care Coverage for All Americans
Subtitle B— Immediate Actions to Preserve and Expand Coverage
Subtitle C— Quality Health Insurance Coverage for All Americans
PART I— HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET REFORMS
PART II— OTHER PROVISIONS
Subtitle D— Available Coverage Choices for All Americans
PART I— ESTABLISHMENT OF QUALIFIED HEALTH PLANS
PART II— CONSUMER CHOICES AND INSURANCE COMPETITION THROUGH HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGES
PART III— STATE FLEXIBILITY RELATING TO EXCHANGES
PART IV— STATE FLEXIBILITY TO ESTABLISH ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
PART V— REINSURANCE AND RISK ADJUSTMENT
Subtitle E— Affordable Coverage Choices for All Americans
PART I— PREMIUM TAX CREDITS AND COST-SHARING REDUCTIONS
PART II— SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDIT
Subtitle F— Shared Responsibility for Health Care
PART I— INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY
PART II— EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES
Subtitle G— Miscellaneous Provisions
TITLE II— ROLE OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS (216 KB)
Subtitle A— Improved Access to Medicaid
Subtitle B— Enhanced Support for the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Subtitle C— Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Simplification
Subtitle D— Improvements to Medicaid Services
Subtitle E— New Options for States to Provide Long-Term Services and Supports
Subtitle F— Medicaid Prescription Drug Coverage
Subtitle G— Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments
Subtitle H— Improved Coordination for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries
Subtitle I— Improving the Quality of Medicaid for Patients and Providers
Subtitle J— Improvements to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)
Subtitle K— Protections for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Subtitle L— Maternal and Child Health Services
TITLE III— IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY OF HEALTH CARE (454 KB)
Subtitle A— Transforming the Health Care Delivery System
PART I— LINKING PAYMENT TO QUALITY OUTCOMES UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
PART II— NATIONAL STRATEGY TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE QUALITY
PART III— ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PATIENT CARE MODELS
Subtitle B— Improving Medicare for Patients and Providers
PART I— ENSURING BENEFICIARY ACCESS TO PHYSICIAN CARE AND OTHER SERVICES
PART II— RURAL PROTECTIONS
PART III— IMPROVING PAYMENT ACCURACY
Subtitle C— Provisions Relating to Part C
Subtitle D— Medicare Part D Improvements for Prescription Drug Plans and MA–PD Plans
Subtitle E— Ensuring Medicare Sustainability
Subtitle F— Health Care Quality Improvements
Subtitle G— Protecting and Improving Guaranteed Medicare Benefits
TITLE IV— PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASE AND IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH (144 KB)
Subtitle A— Modernizing Disease Prevention and Public Health Systems
Subtitle B— Increasing Access to Clinical Preventive Services
Subtitle C— Creating Healthier Communities
Subtitle D— Support for Prevention and Public Health Innovation
Subtitle E— Miscellaneous Provisions
TITLE V— HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE (252 KB)
Subtitle A— Purpose and Definitions
Subtitle B— Innovations in the Health Care Workforce
Subtitle C— Increasing the Supply of the Health Care Workforce
Subtitle D— Enhancing Health Care Workforce Education and Training
Subtitle E— Supporting the Existing Health Care Workforce
Subtitle F— Strengthening Primary Care and Other Workforce Improvements
Subtitle G— Improving Access to Health Care Services
Subtitle H— General Provisions
TITLE VI— TRANSPARENCY AND PROGRAM INTEGRITY (302 KB)
Subtitle A— Physician Ownership and Other Transparency
Subtitle B— Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement
PART I— IMPROVING TRANSPARENCY OF INFORMATION
PART II— TARGETING ENFORCEMENT
PART III— IMPROVING STAFF TRAINING
Subtitle C— Nationwide Program for National and State Background Checks on Direct Patient Access Employees of Long-term Care Facilities and Providers
Subtitle D— Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Subtitle E— Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Program Integrity Provisions
Subtitle F— Additional Medicaid Program Integrity Provisions
Subtitle G— Additional Program Integrity Provisions
Subtitle H— Elder Justice Act
Subtitle I— Sense of the Senate Regarding Medical Malpractice
TITLE VII— IMPROVING ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE MEDICAL THERAPIES (76 KB)
Subtitle A— Biologics Price Competition and Innovation
Subtitle B— More Affordable Medicines for Children and Underserved Communities
TITLE VIII— CLASS ACT (70 KB)
TITLE IX— REVENUE PROVISIONS (110 KB)
Subtitle A— Revenue Offset Provisions
Subtitle B— Other Provisions
TITLE X— STRENGTHENING QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS (352 KB)
Subtitle A— Provisions Relating to Title I
Subtitle B— Provisions Relating to Title II
PART I— MEDICAID AND CHIP
PART II— SUPPORT FOR PREGNANT AND PARENTING TEENS AND WOMEN
PART III— INDIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT
Subtitle C— Provisions Relating to Title III
Subtitle D— Provisions Relating to Title IV
Subtitle E— Provisions Relating to Title V
Subtitle F— Provisions Relating to Title VI
Subtitle G— Provisions Relating to Title VIII
Subtitle H— Provisions Relating to Title IX