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The Obama health care reform officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was launched on March 23, 2010. Since its inception, the law focused to improve the health or medical care scenario of the land. The ACA law intends to provide affordable as well as augmented medical treatment to the citizens of the land. And at the same time, the law tried to reduce the gradually increasing rise of medical treatments in the United States of America. The Affordable Care law also tried to bring more citizens of the land under the purview of the health care insurance and thereby tried to decrease the number of uninsured population of the land.
And the medical care bill to enhance the medical system of the land implemented several reforms to the health care law of the country. And these reforms were done on a specific date or year by maintaining a specific timeline. These reforms implemented on specific timeline affected employers as well as individuals. Let us now take a brief tour on when and how reforms were done to the healthcare law.
The reforms starting from 2010-2012.
The reforms or changes that were made to the law in the year 2010 are-
iii) Under the health care rule in this year coverage of preventive care services were expanded for policyholders. The law mentioned that health insurance issuers must cover or provide preventive care services to the people without any kind of additional cost. However, grandfathered plans remain exempted from this requirement.
The reform timeline from 2013-2014.
iii) The law reformed its provisions and made it mandatory that no annual dollar limitation could be set on health insurance plans.
The reform timeline from 2015-2016.
The reform timeline from 2017-18.
It can be witnessed that since the inception of the law in the year 2010 till date the law has gone through lot of changes and it gave a shape to the medical scenario of the country.