Health Care Reform Legislation Timeline

Featured — By on July 9, 2010 at 4:39 PM

As part of the effort to better understand the bill, the Alaska Policy Forum has compiled from several sources a timeline that outlines the major provisions of the legislation’s implementation. Click here to view the timeline (javascript required).

There are two bills that make up President Obama’s health care reform. The first is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the second is what’s called the Reconciliation Act. Both were passed in March of 2010.

Click here to read the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Click here to read the Reconciliation Act.

The health care law creates dozens of new bureaucracies. Click here to dowload a list compiled by the Congressional Research Service. 

The flowchart below attempts to illuminate the health care reform legislation that was passed earlier this year. It has come to symbolize the mess that emerges when government tries to solve problems that should be solved by markets.

Click here to see a larger version of this flowchart.

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