affordable care act timelines
Follow the twists and turns back through the different bills proposed by the House and Senate in 2009, ending at the beginning: Obama’s original campaign proposals in 2008.
September 2011 – The Justice Department petitioned the Supreme Court to decide whether the Affordable Care Act was constitutional. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the mandate did not fall within Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce, but that the rest of the Act was fine. Two other federal courts of appeal, the Sixth Circuit, and the Fourth Circuit, ruled that the Act was constitutional.
Key events in the past and future of Obamacare.
September 2011: Health insurers are required to go public with rates increases of 10 percent or more.
2011: People with Medicare can get key preventive services for free, and also receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs in the Medicare “donut hole.”
Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Board on Health Care Services; Institute of Medicine. The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Preparedness Resources and Programs: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2014 Aug 27.
Employers must provide the Notice of Coverage Options document to employees hired after October 1, 2013, within 14 days of an employee’s start date. Model language can be found on the Department of Labor’s website.
NOTE: In January, 2011: eHealth publishes 11 guides on the top child-only health insurance coverage that examined differences in implementation in numerous states.
- Step 1: A simple majority вЂ“ 218 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives вЂ“ vote to pass their version of a bill.
- Step 2: A two-thirds majority вЂ“ 60 of 100 Senators вЂ“ vote to pass their version of a bill.
- Step 3: Both houses of Congress have a conference to create one revised version of the bill on which both houses agree.
- Step 4: A simple majority of both houses of Congress vote a second time to pass the revised version of the bill on which they both agree.
- Step 5: The president signs the bill into law.