ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
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James Rodriguez, President & CEO
TexHealth Central Texas
Healthcare reform is legislation intended to better our healthcare system in the US. Recent healthcare reform, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will continue to be implemented over the next several years. It's main purpose is to ensure that all US Citizens and legal residents have access to affordable, quality healthcare. The ACA has ensured that no one in the individual market can be turned down due to pre-existing conditions, and, carriers are now offering a much wider range of standardized benefits in their health plans, both on and off the exchange.
The ACA also imposes new rules and guidelines for employers and individuals. One of the biggest impacts it has on many are the mandates that require businesses to obtain health coverage for their employers, or individuals to purchase coverage or possibly face a large tax penalty.