Federal Affordable Care Act Resources

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is a multi-faceted reform of the nation's health care system. Below you will find links to various resources to help understand this complex legislation and the effect it will have on patients, practioners and hospitals.

Maine Hospital Association Ten-Year Estimated Impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

American Hospital Association

Supreme Court Update  Blog   

Health Care Reform Moving Forward

  • Understanding Reform includes an AHA overview of the major aspects of reform, as well as a timeline of key implementation dates and a summary highlighting the impact of insurance provisions on hospitals in their role as employers. It also includes regularly updated links to reports on various aspects of reform, from accountable care organizations to health insurance exchanges, from many different sources.
  • Communicating Reform was designed to provide you with tools you can use to explain the reform law and its impact when speaking with groups in your community, including your staff.
  • AHA Tools and Resources is updated regularly as the AHA develops new synthesis reports and advisories on various aspects of reform, as well as other tools you may find helpful as you grapple with upcoming changes.
  • What Others are Saying offers quick links to various other health care and governmental organizations.
  • Opportunities to Get Involved includes a summary of grant opportunities of interest to hospitals and will be regularly updated as additional opportunities are made public.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 

US Department of Health and Human Services  Healthcare.gov
US Department of Labor  Implementing Regulations

Supreme Court of the United States
  Maine Bureau of Insurance Comparison of Federal Essential Health Benefit Requirements Compared to Maine Requirements (Excel spreadsheet)
National Conference of State Legislatures  News of Federal Health Reform Activity