You can read the Affordable Care Act by visiting the links below. The health care law, sometimes known as “Obamacare,” was signed March 23, 2010.
Read the full law
The law has 2 parts: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. We provide links to them in PDF and HTML formats below. We also provide a link to an unofficial, consolidated version that is more readable.
In all cases, the documents are searchable using the “Control + F” keys on your computer.
- Full Text of the Affordable Care Act and Reconciliation Act (PDF – 2.6 MB) This is not the official version, and we provide it for your convenience.
Official certified full-text of the laws in PDF form:
- Certified full-text version: Affordable Care Act (PDF – 2.41 MB)
- Certified full-text version: Reconciliation Act (PDF – 257 KB)
Certified full-text version in HTML (Web page) format: