• The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010
  • May 5, 2010 | Authors: Howard E. Bogard; J. Lindsay Builder; Kevin M. Doherty; Kelli Carpenter Fleming; Christian Logan Hinkle; Justin H. Kelly; Julie Mix McPeak; Bruce A. Rawls
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  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively referred to as the "Health Reform Bill" or "Bill") was recently signed into law by President Obama. The Health Reform Bill has been referred to as "the most significant health care expansion in more than four decades" and is expected to provide public or private health insurance coverage for more than 30 million uninsured Americans. The provisions of the Health Reform Bill will be phased in between now and 2019, with several provisions taking effect in 2010. Below please find a brief summary (compared to the 2,700 pages of legislation) of what we believe to be the most important provisions of the Health Reform Bill with the greatest impact to our clients, including employers, providers, group health plans, insurers, and taxpayers.