Health Care Reform Timeline

Author: Tracy Morley, XpertHR Legal Editor

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as health care reform, was enacted in an effort to:

  • Expand health care coverage;
  • Control health care costs; and
  • Improve how health care services are delivered.

The ACA significantly changes the landscape of health care in the US and has a number of requirements that apply to employer-sponsored group health plans. The following chart links to key resources on XpertHR and summarizes major provisions of health care reform that are already in effect, as well as those that will become effective over the next several years. A more comprehensive list of resources can be found in the Health Care Reform Resource Center.