"This portfolio discusses the Affordable Care Act's dramatic changes to the health care coverage landscape. Private insurance reforms, enrollment through exchanges, insurance subsidies, Medicaid expansion and new mandates serve as the cornerstones of health care reform, intended to reduce substantially the number of uninsured citizens and spread insurance risks and costs across a larger and healthier pool of Americans. This portfolio provides a guide to the complex federal statute and regulatory requirements shaping reform and shares insights into implementation considerations. It reviews market reforms that apply to group health plans and issuers of individual policies, new requirements for who may purchase coverage and the "essential health benefits" that health plans must cover. It also addresses the core functions of the individual and Small Business Insurance Options exchanges, the federal and state exchange models, certification standards for insurance products, called "qualified health plans," and operational funding. Detailed discussion examines the individual mandate and gives employers practical guidance to help them navigate their responsibilities with respect to insuring employees. Finally, the portfolio explains changes to Medicaid and CHIP's eligibility and enrollment processes, covered benefits, federal financing and state considerations to implement Medicaid expansion."
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Overview of the Affordable Care Act's history and provisions Market reforms under the Affordable Care Act Health insurance exchanges and qualified health plans Shared responsibilty Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act Working papers.
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