H.R. 4872, The Health Care & Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010



Status: On March 21st, the House passed the Senate version of health insurance reform legislation by a vote of 219 to 212—sending it to the President for his signature into law on March 23rd.  The House also passed the Reconciliation bill to improve the Senate bill by a vote of 220 to 211 on the 21st—which the Senate passed on March 25th, with two small changes, and it returned to the House later that evening, passing by a vote of 220-207.  The President signed this bill on March 30th.”


Legislative Text and Summary Documents:

    H.R. 4872 - Reconciliation Act of 2010

Text of the Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Summary of the Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

    Section by Section of the Reconciliation Bill

    3 Page Summary 

    Reconciliation Bill Makes Key Improvements to Senate-passed Bill

    Regular Procedure to Pass Health Insurance Reform

    Full CBO Score

    CBO: Preliminary Estimate of Reconciliation Legislation Combined with H.R. 3590 as Passed by the Senate

    Four Key Points You Need To Know About the CBO Score

    Estimated Revenue Effects, Joint Committee on Taxation


About the Bill:

    Health Reform Q&A 

    Health Care by the Numbers

    Immediate Benefits 

    Timeline for Implementation

    Employers and Health Reform 

    Employer Responsibility Flowchart 

    The Health Insurance Exchange

    Strengthening Medicare 

    Improving the Medicare Part D Drug Program

    Maintaining and Improving Medicaid

    Shared Responsibility

    Health Insurance Reform: A Transparent Process

    Addressing Health Care Disparities 

    Delivery System Reforms

    Curbing Taxpayer Subsidies For Private Insurers in Medicare

    Guaranteed Benefits

    Preventing Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

    Cost of Inaction

    Strengthening the Nation's Health Workforce

    Cost Containment Measures

    Small Business Guide 

    Estimated Savings 


Helping Americans:

    What Health Reform Does For You 

    Making Coverage Affordable

    Preventing Disease & Improving the Public's Health

    Rural America

    Protecting Consumers

    Small Businesses

    Young Americans 




Paying For Reform:

    Paying for Reform

    Summary of Revenue Provisions



Small Business Health Care Tax Credit 


   Key Facts (whitehouse.gov)

   Tax Credits: 4 Case Studies (whitehouse.gov)

    3 Simple Steps to discover if you qualify for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit (irs.gov)


Support for Health Insurance Reform

    Click here for a list of more than 325 organizations, representing millions of Americans, who support H.R. 4872


Previous Health Care Legislation

Click here for information on H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act

Click here for information on H.R. 3961, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act