Summary. Together with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872) will ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance and will put middle class families ahead of private banks.
One may also ask, what is Hcera in healthcare?
:: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA) :: … HCERA was signed by the President on March 30, 2010. It combines revised portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA), which amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA).
Then, how will the ACA lower healthcare costs?
The ACA helps to make health care more affordable in two ways: by providing insurance coverage for approximately 50 million people who are currently uninsured and by striving to control health care costs by changing how medical services are paid for.
Who qualifies for affordable care act?
In California, Obamacare requires that all U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and permanent residents have health coverage that meets the minimum requirements. Unless you qualify for an exemption, you could be penalized if you go without health coverage for longer than two months.
The goals of the PPACA are to ensure more people have health insurance, reduce the cost of health care, and improve how patients get care. The final modified version of the law is referred to simply as the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare.”
Requires insurance plans issued after March 23, 2010, to cover certain preventive care without cost-sharing, such as immunizations; preventive care for children; and specified screening for certain adults for conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and cancer.
March 21, 2010: The Senate’s version of the health-care plan is approved by the House in a 219-212 vote. All Republicans and 34 Democrats vote against the plan. March 23, 2010: President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law.
The law has 3 primary goals:
- Make affordable health insurance available to more people. …
- Expand the Medicaid program to cover all adults with income below 138% of the FPL. …
- Support innovative medical care delivery methods designed to lower the costs of health care generally.
The law provides numerous rights and protections that make health coverage more fair and easy to understand, along with subsidies (through “premium tax credits” and “cost-sharing reductions”) to make it more affordable. The law also expands the Medicaid program to cover more people with low incomes.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has 3 main objectives: (1) to reform the private insurance market—especially for individuals and small-group purchasers, (2) to expand Medicaid to the working poor with income up to 133% of the federal poverty level, and (3) to change the way that medical decisions …
The ACA is for anyone not covered by their employers, young adults, children, and individuals who make less than 138% of the poverty line.
The bill that became the ACA, H.R. 3590, originated in the House as the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009. It was gutted by the Senate and replaced with the ACA before being passed and sent back to the House for final passage.
The Affordable Care Act is a watershed in U.S. public health policy. … The law will result in health insurance coverage for about 94% of the American population, reducing the uninsured by 31 million people, and increasing Medicaid enrollment by 15 million beneficiaries.