Where can I read the Affordable Care Act?
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. You can view them in PDF or HTML formats below. You can also view an unofficial, consolidated version that is more readable.
In all cases, the documents are searchable using the “Control + F” keys on your computer and typing in the word or phrase you are looking for.
- 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)
Summary and certified full-text version in HTML (web page) format: