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A Summary of Provisions of Federal Health Care Reform and Its Impact on Louisiana

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Below are links to documents aimed at helping you better understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related legislation (commonly referred to together as federal health care reform) and their potential impact on state government. These documents provide a summary of the federal changes that outlines the provisions of selected titles and sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, H.R. 3590) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA, H.R. 4872).

You also can find summaries of the provisions that will most directly impact the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in the areas of Medicaid, LaCHIP, Public Health, the Health Care Workforce and Program Integrity. Also included are summaries of the provisions relating to health insurance exchanges, provisions related to health insurance reform (which may impact the state as an employer) and provisions related to Medicare.

How to use these documents

About "A SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE PPACA AND RELATED LEGISLATION THAT IMPACT STATE GOVERNMENT"

This document provides a summary of provisions enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, H.R. 3590) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA, H.R. 4872). This is a living document and is not exhaustive in its descriptions of provisions associated with the Act. Topics covered include, health insurance reforms, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid modifications, Medicare and federal initiatives, public health issues, health care workforce issues, and program integrity. The purpose of the document is to identify and organize the provisions of this complex and wide-ranging federal legislation that fall within the purview of the State and DHH in particular.

For ease of use, a hyperlinked Table of Contents is provided. Simply move the cursor to the topic you wish to review and left-click your mouse. The document will then automatically take you to the topic summary you wish to read. Within each summary is an analysis of the Titles and selected sections that most directly affect Louisiana DHH. For each provision of the legislation included in the Summary, there is a brief title, a summary, the PPACA citation, and, generally, the effective date of the provision.

About the "INTEGRATED PROVISIONS OF THE PPACA AND HCERA"

This document provides the original language from the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA, H.R. 3590) with the revisions provided from the reconciliation bill known as the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA, H.R. 4872). To use this document, simply scroll down to the table of contents, locate a topic you wish to see, left-click on the hyperlinked section number and you will be taken to the selected section to view original and modified language in the legislation.

About the "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
(HCERA, H.R. 4872)"

This document provides the revisions to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, H.R. 3590) in the reconciliation bill known as the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA, H.R. 4872). To use this document, simply scroll down to the table of contents, locate a topic you wish to see, left-click on the hyperlinked section number and you will be taken to the selected section to view original and modified language in the legislation.