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The Affordable Care Act Becomes Law

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.

Changes to note:

  • 50% discount for name-brand drugs in the Medicare “donut hole”
  • Expanded coverage for young adults
  • Small business tax credits
  • Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans