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  • The Affordable Care Act Going Forward

    With the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), implementation of certain Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance reforms will continue or begin in the next 2 years. In a June 28 presentation, the National Journal provided a rough timeline, shown below, for implementation of ACA-related reforms.

    APTA staff is reviewing the Supreme Court decision and will provide a more detailed analysis to members in the coming weeks. This analysis will allow APTA to continue to advocate for the profession and patients in areas such as direct access, innovative models of care, and the need for a robust rehabilitation benefit under state health care exchanges. As more information becomes available, look for information bulletins from APTA Government Affairs; follow News Now, Twitter, and Facebook; and visit APTA's health care reform webpage. Hear more in this APTA podcast.   

    ACA Implementation Timeline - 7/3/12 

    Source: National Journal Editorial Research  

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