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Health Care Reform Timeline

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

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. A more comprehensive list of resources can be found in Health Care Reform.