Updated February 12, 2013
Since its passage in March 2010, many parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have already taken effect. However, 2013 is a significant year for ACA implementation because of health insurance coverage expansions through Medicaid (in participating states) and the insurance exchanges take effect on January 1, 2014. In addition to those provisions, health plans, providers, employers, and consumers all face a variety of provisions that begin in 2013.
The timeline below details provisions and deadlines scheduled during the 2013 calendar year. Not all dates are set by law and some are subject to change pending the regulatory process.