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Trisha Torrey

Amendments to the ACA?

By November 14, 2012

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Now that there are no more potential roadblocks standing in the way of implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it may be time to resurrect some of the ideas that were discussed, but rejected, as the bill was first debated back in 2009, into 2010.

If you paid much attention to the debates 'way back' then, you will remember some of this terminology. Terms like "portability" or "tort reform" or the "public option."


They weren't included in the bill passed in 2010... but why not? Well, it turns out they weren't included, NOT because they aren't important; they are. Rather, they weren't included because disagreement over how (or whether) to implement them was standing in the way of passing SOMETHING.

So what do those terms mean? Why are they important? And what are the issues that surround them?

Here's more: What's Missing in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

I wonder how soon we'll begin hearing them again?

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