President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (a companion package of "fixes"). Taken together, the two laws do more to change our country's health care system than any other law in the past 50 years. One of the most important factors in the overall picture of our health care system is the high cost of care. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 did nothing to reduce costs for our medical care.
The length and complexity of President Obama's health care reform bill, combined with a debate that often generated more controversy than clarification, has led to massive confusion about the law's impact. However, we are now able to analyze what is and what is not in it. We can also identify when some of the things will begin to effect us.
In short, the more we learn about what is in this new law, the more it looks like bad news for American taxpayers, businesses, health care providers and patients. Please contact me with any questions this information may generate.