Description:The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 is perhaps the most far-reaching piece of federal legislation since Congress enacted Medicare in 1965. At more than 2,000 pages, it’s also one of the more complex laws of the land. Here are some of the key points you need to know about the healthcare bill.
Cost: The legislation costs about $940 billion over a decade. The Congressional Budget Office estimates it would reduce the deficit by $143 billion over the first decade.(4:50)