ACA: A Brief Overview of the Law, Implementation, and Legal Challenges

Source: C. Stephen Redhead, Hinda Chaikind, Bernadette Fernandez, Jennifer Staman, Congressional Research Service, R41664, July 3, 2012

This report provides a brief summary of major ACA provisions, implementation and oversight activities, and current legal challenges. For more detailed information on ACA’s provisions, CRS has produced a series of more comprehensive reports, which are available at The information provided in these reports ranges from broad overviews of ACA provisions, such as the law’s Medicare provisions, to more narrowly focused topics, such as dependent coverage for children under age 26
Individual Mandate and Related Information Requirements under ACA
Source: Janemarie Mulvey, Hinda Chaikind, Congressional Research Service, R41331, July 2, 2012

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