Health Reform Timeline
What Changes and When
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Beginning January 1, 2011
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act places an emphasis on improving the healthcare quality and efficiency provided to America's seniors. The Innovation Center, Community Care Transitions Program, and the Community First Choice Program are important steps in improving the healthcare quality and efficiency provided to America's seniors. The start of 2011 also brought changes to certain tax-favored health plans, including most non-prescription drugs being reclassified as ineligible expenses and an increase in the penalty for non-qualified withdrawals to 20%.
Learning Links & Tools
Source: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, §2401, 3021, 3026, 9003, 9004; Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010, §1205.
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