Wednesday, 14 April, 2010
Health Care Reform Summary from World Institute on Disability
from Julia Day at the World Institute on Disability (WID):
The recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Public Law 111-152) will result in significant reform of our nation's health care system, including extending coverage to many more millions of Americans. There is a lot to learn about the new laws, and many people have questions about how the changes will take effect. It is important to remember that the changes in the new laws will not happen immediately, but will happen over a period of years, through 2019.
The attached summary was created by the World Institute on Disability, and will be updated as information becomes available. It is intended to be a "plain language" overview for the general public, with a timeline showing major implementation dates, so that people can get a better understanding of the changes that will affect them in the short-term, to help people prioritize what to focus on first, and learn the details in stages.