Healthcare reforms included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are scheduled to take effect over time, from immediately upon the law's passage through Jan. 1, 2018.
Use the interactive timeline below to see when some of the most significant changes are expected to take effect.
Important: This timeline is based on information from the House Committees on Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce, and Education & Labor.
The PPACA is still being interpreted. It will evolve as state and federal agencies establish the details. Talk to your attorney and/or tax advisor before making any business decisions based on the new law.
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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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