Health Care Reform

As the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 as signed in March, 2010 by President Obama move toward full implementation over the next few years, the Iowa Insurance Division will be providing consumers with a wide variety of facts and explanations offered on different topics by government agencies and insurance regulatory bodies. We will begin our postings on this page by age of the document, with the most recent released information at the top of the list of links.

In the early years following enactment, much will still be unknown, as the formation of the final form of the health care plan will be subject to federal rulemaking processes, some of which are not scheduled to be done for a few years. Until such time as that direction is given by the federal government, the IID is not going to have all the answers that consumers and employers might like to have.  We will, however, post what we have received and attempt to keep this page updated so that people following this bill will have information that is as complete as it can be.

Exchange Rule published in Federal Register 3/27/2012

Final Rule issued by HHS, March 2012

Implementation of Affordable Care Act in Iowa as of June 27, 2012

National Association of Insurance Commissioners PPACA Implementation Activities

Transcript of Comments at Health Insurance Cost Reduction Working Group Meeting, September 13, 2010

Health Care Reform and the Role of the Insurance Division in Iowa

Reform Update Final

Exchange Basics


Health - Recon CQ Summary

HHS HRP Letter April 2

Immediate Improvements

Key Deadlines

Market Reforms

Readable Senate Bill with Reconciliation Changes

The Iowa Insurance Division's Consumer Advocate may have additional useful information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009

Various other perspectives:

A User’s Guide to Health Reform from AARP