The problem with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act it is the right thing to do for working folks but not so good for many businesses. So like everything else that is good for individual American it will be delay, water down and will take many years to implement at the cost of many hard working Americans that cannot get health care.
The good news is there are several key provisions of the law that will come into effect on the following dates.
Effective by October 1, 2013
Starting in October 2013, those looking to buy individual health insurance can enroll in subsidized plans offered through state-based exchanges (see below), with coverage beginning in January 2014
Effective by January 1, 2014
Insurers are prohibited from discriminating against or charging higher rates for any individual based on gender or pre-existing medical conditions
Insurers are prohibited from establishing annual spending caps
The employer mandate part is poorly written and should be re-applied later in the act. Because one section is poorly written do not mean the entire act should be repeal
Many of the key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have been put into law since 2009. It would be dreadful to try to repeal this law at this time. Congress should work at making this a better law for all Americans