Health Reform Timeline
What Changes and When
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Effective January 1, 2014
In order to provide coverage for most Americans, individuals will be required to obtain basic health insurance coverage or pay a tax. The tax will be used to help offset the costs of caring for uninsured Americans. If affordable coverage is not available to an individual, they may be eligible for an exemption. This requirement will help achieve near-universal coverage by building upon and strengthening the private employer-based health insurance system, which covers 176,000,000 Americans nationwide.
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Source: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, §1501-1502.
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