Now you can find out what actually is in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. The summary also includes amendments that were added in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The new law is very complex and will be influenced by the many regulations that must be adopted under its provisions. TMA's summary is just that, a summary of the law. It doesn't discuss all the details contained within the statute.
The best use of the summary is to discern which provision of the law may pertain to a particular question or issue. The summary can then be utilized to gain a basic understanding of what the law intends to accomplish before reviewing the actual statutory text.
TMA also is in the process of developing other education materials, outreach, and practice management seminars to help you thrive and survive in this new health care landscape.
Federal Health Care Reform Plans