Affordable Care Act Modification in Patients Should the Affordable Care Act be modified to exclude the pre-existing conditions of patients? Why or why not?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act1 (hereinafter referred to as the Affordable Care Act), amended by the Health and Education Reconciliation Act,2 became law on March 23, 2010. Full implementation occurs on January 1, 2014, when the individual and employer responsibility provisions take effect, state health insurance Exchanges begin to operate, the Medicaid expansions take effect, and the individual and small-employer group subsidies begin to flow. Along the way are a series of crucial intermediate steps.