The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) affects different people in different ways. You can get an idea of what to expect in this section. It's important to remember that the new law is still being interpreted, meaning the information you see here is subject to change. Specific laws in your state may also alter PPACA implementation where you live.
The PPACA is a complex law with wide implications, and it's still being interpreted. Understandably, many people have questions about how it will affect their families.
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The effects of healthcare reform on businesses will primarily depend on the number of people employed by the company. See how your employer may be affected.
Changes experienced by healthcare providers are expected to include increases in patient loads, differences in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates, and new incentives for quality care.
Insurance companies, including Blue Cross, will pay a shared fee to help fund healthcare reforms. This fee will add millions of dollars to operating costs. The reforms will also change how and where we sell coverage.
This information has been compiled from a variety of sources. Please note that interpretations may vary, and you should consult your attorney and/or tax advisor for more specific information. New and existing state laws may impact many of these provisions as well as future federal and state regulations. Please also note that the new law allows for "grandfathering" of certain health plans, making those plans not necessarily subject to portions of the new law.
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