Health Reform: The Facts
The new health reform law may be the most important, far-reaching and complex piece of social legislation passed in the last fifty years. Many of the law's provisions won't go into effect for several years and the specifics of how the law will be implemented are still being decided. AFT has created this website to keep you up to date on what’s happening.
Frequently Asked Questions on the New LawMost of us have a question about what's in the new health reform law and how it will work. The regulations covering the new law are still being written so not every question can be answered.
Healthcare Reform Timeline
When will the new law's provisions take effect? It takes a lot of time to change something as complex as the healthcare system.
- The law's provisions will roll out over a period of several years.
- Some of the new rules will go into effect as early as this September.
- Other benefits won't be available till 2014 or later.
Ten Big Myths about Health Reform
There is a lot of misinformation about healthcare reform. Some people are using the public's lack of detailed knowledge about this complex law to create fear and confusion.