28 Facts About Affordable Care Act

1. Affordable Care Act created government subsidies to help lower and middle-income families pay for health insurance.

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2. Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was signed into law in 2010.

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3. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Affordable Care Act, passed in 2017, Congress left the mandate in place but reduced the tax to zero.

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4. Affordable Care Act has expanded health care coverage to some 20 million Americans through a combination of subsidized individual policies, expanded Medicaid, and allowing young adults to stay on their parents' plans.

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5. Affordable Care Act is new legislation aimed at reforming the accessibility, affordability, and quality of health care in the United States.

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6. Affordable Care Act adds numerous protections related to employment-based group health plans.

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7. Affordable Care Act provides coverage options that allow you to maintain health coverage for you and your family.

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8. Affordable Care Act imposed limitations on the use of federal money.

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9. Affordable Care Act provides options for how you get and pay for coverage.

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10. Affordable Care Act has been one of the most controversial pieces of social legislation enacted in recent history.

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11. Affordable Care Act requires most US taxpayers to declare they have minimum essential health coverage on their federal tax form.

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12. Affordable Care Act, known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination.

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13. Affordable Care Act is expanding health insurance coverage for everyone, but women will arguably see some of the biggest benefits from the law.

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14. Affordable Care Act added new requirements for charitable hospitals.

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15. Affordable Care Act establishes a Medicare shared savings program which encourages Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to facilitate cooperation among providers to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries and reduce unnecessary costs.

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16. Affordable Care Act created an annual fee on certain health insurance providers beginning in 2014.

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17. Affordable Care Act establishes a number of new requirements for group health plans.

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18. Affordable Care Act created an annual fee payable beginning in 2011 by certain manufacturers and importers of brand name pharmaceuticals.

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19. Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan on an employee's Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, in Box 12, using Code DD.

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20. Affordable Care Act provides a one-time $250 rebate in 2010 to assist Medicare Part D recipients who have reached their Medicare drug plan's coverage gap.

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21. Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is one of the biggest revamps of our healthcare system since Medicare was introduced in 1965.

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22. Affordable Care Act continues to make Marketplace plans more affordable.

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23. Affordable Care Act includes a lot of benefits, but it includes new taxes.

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24. Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care.

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25. Affordable Care Act will continue to trickle out HealthCare reform until 2020.

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26. Affordable Care Act was passed on March 23, 2010 and employer compliance requirements began in the 2015 tax year, yet many employers have yet to comply.

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27. Affordable Care Act includes a host of delivery system reforms intended to constrain healthcare costs and improve quality.

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28. Affordable Care Act largely retains the existing structure of Medicare, Medicaid, and the employer market, but individual markets were radically overhauled around a three-legged scheme.

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