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Federal Health Care Reform Bill History

March 30, 2011: President Obama signs the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act into law (P.L. 111-152)

March 25, 2010: Senate passes HR.4872 

March 23, 2010: President Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law
(P.L. 111-148)

March 21, 2010: The House concurs with Senate amendments to the PPACA and passes the companion HR.4872 containing autism insurance reform as part of the essential benefits package

March 17, 2010: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR.4872) introduced in the House

December 24, 2009: Senate passes PPACA with provisions for autism insurance reform 

November 7, 2009: HR.3200 voted out of the House

October 13, 2009:   “America's Healthy Future Act Of 2009” voted out of Senate Finance Committee

October 8, 2009: PPACA is voted out of the House

September 25, 2009:  Senate Finance Committee approves autism insurance reform amendment offered by Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) to “America's Healthy Future Act Of 2009”

September 17, 2009: The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (HR.3590) is introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

July 31, 2009: House Energy and Commerce Committee approves Doyle amendment to HR.3200

July 16, 2009: Congressman Mike Doyle (PA) introduces amendment to HR.3200 in the House Energy and Commerce Committee to include autism insurance reform 

July 14, 2009: "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009"  (HR.3200) introduced in the House

July 8, 2009: Autism Speaks launches TV ad calling on Congress to include autism insurance reform as part of overall health care reform

November 2008: As a candidate for President, then-Senator Barack Obama pledges he "will mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment and will also continue to work with parents, physicians, providers, researchers, and schools to create opportunities and effective solutions for people with ASD."