Private Health Insurance Market Reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Source: Annie L. Mach, Bernadette Fernandez, Congressional Research Service, R42069, April 16, 2012

This report provides background information about the private health insurance market, including market segments and regulation. It describes each ACA market reform and notes any major implementation activity that has occurred (e.g., issuance of final rule from a department such as Health and Human Services). The appendices of the report provide additional information about the status of regulations relating to each reform and how the reforms apply to the different market segments and health plans.

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