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July 2, 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while altering just one of the primary provisions in the law, means Kansans will likely see more health care changes in the next few years. Although the ultimate fate of the ACA will depend on the November elections and actions of Congress, it has been deemed constitutional by the highest court and is standing federal law.
Several provisions of the ACA already have been implemented, affecting thousands of Kansans. In 2014, the law’s most significant changes will roll out, touching every aspect of health care in Kansas.
This brief — the seventh in a series focusing on health reform — outlines the impact of the ACA in Kansas by examining the changes that have taken place, the major changes ahead and the critical decisions before Kansas policymakers.
KHI Briefs on Health Reform
→ The Impact of Health Reform on Insurance Benefits and Mandates in Kansas
→ A Health Insurance Exchange in Kansas? Decisions and Deadlines Ahead for State Leaders
→ Affordable Care Act's Expansion of Medicaid Expected to Boost Kansas Enrollment
→ Medicare Changes Include Care Coordination and Prescription Drug Costs
→ What the Affordable Care Act Could Mean for Kansas Employers and Health Insurance
→ What the Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform May Mean for Kansans
→ ACA Medicaid Expansion: Enrollment and Cost Estimates for Kansas Policymakers
→ Insurance Exchange Will Provide Many Kansas Consumers With New Options
→ Affordable Care Act Will Increase Coverage, Demand for Mental Health Services
→ Kansans Share Thoughts on Health Care System and Affordable Care Act
→ Resource document: Terms and definitions