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The Impact of the Federal Health Care Law on District of Columbia Residents

Since President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or health care reform into law March 2010, many District of Columbia residents have seen changes. The law placed comprehensive health insurance reforms that will hold insurance companies more accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices and enhance the quality of health care for all Americans. It was intended to provide greater access to quality affordable health care for all.