On March 23, 2010, Congress approved and President Obama signed into law historic health care reform legislation: the Affordable Care Act. The law lowers costs, strengthens care, and – once fully implemented – will guarantee all Americans access to quality, affordable coverage while creating nearly 6 million new jobs in the health care sector. It is already saving seniors hundreds of dollars in prescription drug costs while offering free preventive services such as cancer screenings and routine vaccinations.
Children can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition – a protection that will be extended to all Americans in 2014. More than 3 million young people have been able to obtain insurance through their parents’ plan. And hundreds of thousands of small businesses have used tax credits provided under the law to offer coverage for 2 million workers.
Parts of the Affordable Care Act are already in effect, while other provisions will begin in 2014. For details of the law and how it affects you, please see below.
What Health Care Reform Means for Louisville
Benefits for Kentucky
Myth vs. Fact
Full CBO Score
Summary of Revenue Provisions
Paying For Reform
Read the Law
The Latest on the Law
Setting the Record Straight: Myths vs. Facts of the Affordable Care Act
Nearly 250,000 Kentuckians to Receive More Than $15 Million in Insurance Rebates
Statement on the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange
Supreme Court Decision In Step With Constitution, American People
$59 Million Federal Loan Awarded to Establish Kentucky Health Care CO-OP
Rep. Yarmuth Announces $5.38 Million Federal Investment for Major Expansion of Family Health Centers of Louisville
Read Rep. Yarmuth's Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell on Health Care
Yarmuth: Hundreds of Thousands of Louisvillians Already Benefiting from Affordable Care Act
Yarmuth: 9,500 Louisville Seniors to Get Help With Prescription Drug Costs Beginning Next Week
Yarmuth: More than 52,000 Kentucky Businesses - including 15,000 Louisville Companies - to Be Notified of Health Care Tax Credits
Congressman Yarmuth's Statement on Health Care Reform
Congressman Yarmuth Votes for Historic Legislation to Guarantee Access to Affordable, High-Quality Health Care for All Americans
New Analysis Confirms Health Care Reform Will Help Hundreds of Thousands of Louisville Families