Along with changes to the health insurance system that guarantee access to coverage to everyone regardless of pre-existing health conditions, the Affordable Care Act includes a requirement that many people be insured or pay a penalty. This simple flowchart illustrates how that requirement (sometimes known as an “individual mandate”) works.…
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The Affordable Care Act does not require businesses to provide health benefits to their workers, but larger employers face penalties if they don’t make affordable coverage available. The Obama Administration announced “transition relief” under which the penalties will go into effect in 2015 for employers with 100 or more employees and in 2016 for employers with 50 or more workers. This simple flowchart illustrates how those employer responsibilities work.
Today’s discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is focused on immediate implementation milestones leading up to 2014 when the law’s major provisions are set to kick in. This is a critical period when the foundation for the ACA is being established and key building blocks such as the state…
This short cartoon explains the problems with the current health care system, the health reform changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You can view the video on our site and it is also available on YouTube.
The health reform implementation timeline is an interactive tool designed to explain how and when the provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented over the next several years.
This timeline traces the beginnings of health reform efforts in the United States through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The California Endowment and the Kaiser Family Foundation Release “Health Reform Hits Main Street” Animation in Spanish
Health Reform Explained – En Español MENLO PARK, Calif. (January 12, 2012) – Today, The California Endowment and the Kaiser Family Foundation are releasing a Spanish-language version of “Health Reform Hits Main Street,” the popular animation that explains the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Written and produced by…
New Reports Find States Expecting 7.4 Percent Growth in Medicaid Spending In Fiscal Year 2011 As the Recession’s Lingering Effects Drive Up Enrollment
States Face New Budget and Workforce Challenges As Temporary Federal Aid Nears End And Health Reform Planning Heats Up WASHINGTON, D.C. – Due to the nation’s deep recession, states experienced rapid growth in their Medicaid enrollment and spending last year and expect additional growth, though at a slower pace, in fiscal…
Kaiser Family Foundation Launches Online Health Reform Source to Explain, Analyze, and Track the New Law’s Implementation
New Initial Features Include Animated Movie Explaining the Law, Policy and Public Opinion Monitoring, and State-Specific Data MENLO PARK, Calif. — Nearly six months since the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and as some key provisions are due to be implemented, the Kaiser Family Foundation today…