Now that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the controversial Affordable Care Act, the obvious two questions are 1) what does it mean for Americans and 2) when will it be implemented. Below are two articles that may help to answer those questions.
1) How the Affordable Care Act affects you (source: CBS Money Watch)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, was upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday. Specifically, the high court ruled that the requirement that either individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty is not a violation of the United States Constitution. But that doesn’t change the fact the law is a tangled mess of rules, regulations and policies
2) Health care changing and when (source: HealthCare.gov)
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond, with most changes taking place by 2014. Others have already begun. Use this timeline to learn about what’s changing and when.