Health Care Reform (HCR) refers to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), federal legislation signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. It is also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is a law that sets out various rules and regulations regarding group and individual health insurance plans, including coverage standards, pricing standards and an individual mandate. The individual mandate is a requirement that every US citizen have qualifying health insurance coverage or pay a monetary penalty (beginning in 2014). Below is some information on how the legislation affects student health insurance and individual plans in the marketplace. For more information, please see www.healthcare.gov.
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Affordable Care Act
The health care law aims to make health coverage more affordable and accessible for individuals and families. Get the facts.
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