Health: Health Care Reform (PPACA)


Legislative — proposals, bills and analysis from the 112th and 113th Congresses (2011-present)
Regulatory — administrative rules and information from U.S. offices and agencies
Judicial — current and past court cases and amicus briefs
Archive — All materials dated prior to 2011
Press Releases — Council statements and advisories to the news media
See Also — for related information



(Items in italic are available only to Council members.)

Official Source Documents

April 7, 2014 — Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act (H.R. 4414)

January 27, 2014 — Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act

September 18, 2013 — American Health Care Reform Act (H.R. 3121)

July 11, 2013 — Fairness for American Families Act (H.R. 2668)

September 11, 2012 — Seth Perretta Testimony on Behalf of the American Benefits Council in the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on IRS and PPACA Implementation

May 1, 2012 — Ways and Means Committee Majority Staff Report: BROKEN PROMISE: Why ObamaCare Will Force Americans to Lose the Health Care Coverage they Have and Like

March 15, 2012 — CBO and Joint Tax Committee's Estimates of the Effects of PPACA on the Number of People Obtaining Employment-Based Health Insurance

June 1, 2011 — MLR Repeal Act (H.R. 2077)

April 12, 2011 — Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 1473)

April 5, 2011 — Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act (H.R. 4), as Approved by House

April 5, 2011 — Menendez Amendment to Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act (H.R. 4)

March 29, 2011 — Bill to Repeal PPACA Mandatory Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction (H.R. 1214)

March 29, 2011 — Bill to Convert PPACA Funding for Personal Responsibility Education Programs from Direct Appropriations to an Authorization of Appropriations (H.R. 1215)

March 29, 2011 — Bill to Convert PPACA Funding for Graduate Medical Education from Direct Appropriations to an Authorization of Appropriations (H.R. 1216)

March 29, 2011 — Bill to Repeal PPACA Prevention and Public Health Fund (H.R. 1217)

March 17, 2011 — Access to Professional Health Insurance Advisors Act (H.R. 1206)

March 17, 2011 — Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act (H.R. 1173)

February 18, 2011 — Amendments to Spending Bill (H.R. 1) De-Funding PPACA Implementation

February 3, 2011 — PPACA Section 1099 Repeal Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill (Levin)

February 2, 2011 — Empowering States to Innovate Act (S. 248)(Wyden-Brown)

February 2, 2011 — PPACA Section 1099 Repeal Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill (Stabenow)

February 2, 2011 — PPACA Repeal Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill (McConnell)

February 1, 2011 — State Health Care Choice Act (S. 244)(Barrasso-Graham)

January 25, 2011 — State Leadership in Health Care Act (S. 73)(Sanders)

January 25, 2011 — Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act (S. 18)(Johanns)

January 25, 2011 — The Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act (Baucus)

January 24, 2011 — Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act (H.R. 5)(Gingrey)

January 24, 2011 — Official Summary of the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act (H.R. 5)

January 12, 2011 — Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act (H.R. 4)(Lungren)

For legislative items — source documents and council materials — released prior to 2011, please go to the PPACA Archive Page.

Specific regulatory issuances can be found under the individual subject pages: see list here

Click here for the Council's comprehensive chart highlighting
PPACA regulatory developments.

Official Source Documents

January 9, 2014 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XVIII: Preventive Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Limits, Expatriate Plans, Wellness Programs, Mental Health Parity

December 20, 2013 — Treasury/DOL/HHS Proposed Regulations on Amendments to Excepted Benefits

September 4, 2013 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XVI: Exchange Notices, 90-Day Waiting Period Limitations

April 29, 2013 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation PartXV: Annual Limit Waivers, Provider Non-Discrimination, Clinical Trials Coverage

April 23, 2013 — FAQS About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XIV: Summary of Benefits & Coverage

March 8, 2013 — FAQS About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XIII: Expatriate Health Plans

February 22, 2013 — OSHA Interim Final Rule and Request for Comments on Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Whistleblower Provisions of PPACA

February 20, 2013 — FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XII: Limitations on Cost-Sharing, Coverage of Preventive Services

January 24, 2013 — FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XI: Exchanges, HRA Coordination, Medicare Part D

November 30, 2012 — OPM Proposed Regulations on Establishment of the Multi-State Plan Program

March 19, 2012 — DOL FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part VIII, Summary of Benefits & Coverage Requirements

February 24, 2012 — CMS Actuarial Value and Cost-Sharing Reductions Bulletin

February 9, 2012 — IRS Notice 2012-17: FAQ Guidance Regarding Automatic Enrollment, Employer Shared Responsibility, and Waiting Periods

November 17, 2011 — DOL FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part VII and Mental Health Parity Implementation

August 30, 2011 — DOL/EBSA FAQ on the ARRA COBRA Premium Reduction Program

July 11, 2011 — HHS Proposed Regulations on Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment

April 15, 2011 — DOL Report to HHS on Selected Medical Benefits

April 1, 2011 — FAQs on PPACA Implementation Part VI

March 29, 2011 — DOL Annual Report to Congress on Self-Insured Health Plans (Including Appendices)

March 8, 2011 — HHS/AOA FAQ Regarding Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS)

DOL's 'good faith' compliance standard for SBC rules fails to relieve burden on employer plan sponsors
March 19, 2012

Council urges delay in health care 'summary of benefits and coverage' rules
February 27, 2012

Council files amicus brief on 'severability' issue in U.S. Supreme Court health reform case
January 27, 2012

Council calls for agency action to ensure that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) achieve goals
October 20, 2011

Fourth Circuit health care law ruling leaves continued uncertainty
September 8, 2011

With conflicting appellate court rulings, Supreme Court consideration of PPACA certain
August 12, 2011

Council commends new PPACA guidance on state exchanges, premium subsidies
August 12, 2011

Appeals court's health care law decision underscores importance of resolving constitutionality
June 29, 2011

Council commends reexamination of PPACA claims & appeals, external review regulations
June 27, 2011

Increased provider transparency will allow employers and employees to make informed health care decisions and lower costs
June 3, 2011

Condition Critical: Ten Prescriptions for Reforming Health Care Quality, Cost and Coverage

Employer Shared Responsibility

Market Reforms & Adult Child/Age-26 Coverage

Preventive Care & Value-Based Design

Quality Improvement & Delivery Reform

Essential Benefits

Tax & Revenue Issues

Grandfathered Plans

Claims and Appeals

Summary of Benefits & Coverage

Informational Reporting/W2

Health Insurance Exchanges

State Innovation

Medical Loss Ratio & Mini-Med Plans

Automatic Enrollment

Wellness Programs

Accountable Care Organizations

Non-Discrimination