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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Timeline of the Affordable Health Care Act

Do you ever wonder what the timeline is for the new Affordable Healthcare Act?

Well, here you go!

March 23, 2010 - The Affordable Care Act Becomes Law.

Effective Jan 1, 2010 - Providing Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credits.

April 1, 2010 - Allowing States to Cover More People on Medicaid.

Year of 2010 - Relief for 4 Million Seniors Who Hit the Medicare Prescription Drug “Donut Hole”.

Many Provisions Effective Now - Cracking Down on Health Care Fraud.

June 1, 2010 - Expanding Coverage for Early Retirees.

July 1, 2010 - Providing Access to Insurance for Uninsured Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions.

July 1, 2010 - Putting Information Online.

September 23, 2010

- Extending Coverage for Young Adults.

- Providing Free Preventative Care.

- Prohibiting Insurance Companies from

Rescinding Coverage.

- Appealing Insurance Company Deci-


- Eliminating Lifetime Limits on Insurance


- Regulating Annual Limits on Insurance


- Prohibiting Denying Coverage of Children Based on Pre-Existing Conditions.

Beginning in 2010 - Holding Insurance Companies Accountable for Unreasonable Rate Hikes.

Effective 2010 - Rebuilding the Primary Care Workforce.

October 2010 - Establishing Consumer Assistance Programs in the States.

Begins 2010 - Preventing Disease and Illness.

Effective 2010 - Strengthening Community Health Centers.

Effective 2010 - Payments for Rural Health Care Providers.

January 1, 2011

- Prescription Drug Discounts.

- Free Preventative Care for Seniors.

- Bringing Down Health Care Premiums.

- Addressing Overpayments to Big Insurance Companies and Strengthening Medicare Advantage.

- Improving Health Care Quality and Effi


- Improving Care for Seniors after They

Leave the Hospital.

October 1, 2011

- New Innovations to Bring Down Costs.

- Increasing Access to Services at Home and in the Community.

January 1, 2012 - Encouraging Integrated Health Systems.

March 2012 - Understanding and Fighting Health Disparities.

October 1, 2012

- Reducing Paperwork and Administrative


- Linking Payment to Quality Outcomes.

January 1, 2013

- Improving Preventative Health Coverage.

- Increasing Medicaid Payments to Pri

mary Care Doctors.

- Expanded Authority to Bundle Payments.

October 1, 2013 - Additional Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

January 1, 2014

- Establishing Affordable Insurance Ex


- Promoting Individual Responsibility.

- Ensuring Free Choice.

- Increasing Access to Medicaid.

- Makes Care More Affordable.

- Ensuring Coverage for Individuals Par

ticipating in Clinical Trials.

- Eliminating Annual Limits on Insurance


- No Discrimination Due to Pre-Existing

Conditions or Gender.

- Increasing Small Business Health Insur

ance Tax Credit.

January 1, 2015 - Paying Physicians Based on Value Not Volume.


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