On March 23, 2010 in Washington, D.C. at The White House, President Barack Obama signed the historic Health Insurance Reform Law Overhaul.

President Barack Obama signed into law a nearly $1 trillion health care overhaul that ranks among the biggest changes ever devised by Washington and will reshape the way virtually every American receives and pays for treatment. It will rework fully one-sixth of the U.S. economy and for the first time cement insurance coverage as the right of every U.S. citizen.

It was a day of history for the nation — and sweet vindication for President Barack Obama. His grin seemed wider than any in recent memory. After more than a year of arguing, struggling and dealing, President Barack Obama signed into law a nearly $1 trillion health care overhaul that ranks among the biggest changes ever devised by Washington and will reshape the way virtually every American receives and pays for treatment. It will rework fully one-sixth of the U.S. economy and for the first time cement insurance coverage as the right of every U.S. citizen.

At the White House, jubilation was in the air on Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers and advocates, crowded into the East Room for the signing ceremony, hooted and hollered at nearly every Obama sentence. They snapped photos of the president — and themselves. Vice President Joe Biden was caught whispering a profanity as he exclaimed to the president what a “big f***’ing deal” it was.

Read the full text of the Protection and Affordable Care Act – Bill Number H.R. 3590 below. March 23, 2010. Washington, D.C. The White House.

Health and life insurance corporations have powerful technologies for evaluating and pricing individual insurance applicants: personal “medical report” files.  The Washington Post says that these medical reports, which are “like credit reports for your health records,” have been created for more than 200 million Americans.

Alarmingly, your medical report files may include both medical and non-medical information about you.  For instance, personal data collected by the Medical Information Bureau (MIB) may include medical conditions, credit report history, driving records, criminal activity, drug use, sexual orientation, participation in hazardous sports, and personal or family genetic history.  Using information from your medical report files, insurance companies can charge higher premiums or terminate coverage.

No consumer should pay for health or life insurance without first reviewing their annual medical report files.  Under Federal law, all consumers are entitled to annual medical reports from the nationwide specialty consumer reporting agencies, including the Medical Information Bureau, Inc. (MIB), Ingenix, Inc., and Milliman, Inc.

H.R.3590

One Hundred Eleventh Congress of the United States of America – An Act Entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, HR 3590, Health Care Reform

Read the full text of the Protection and Affordable Care Act – Bill Number H.R. 3590

http://www.gpo.gov/

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