Friday, July 13, 2012

State of Healthcare in Kansas

On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court released it's ruling on the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act. PPACA changes how healthcare insurance is offered in the U.S.  In anticipation of this ruling, many government agencies have compiled information and resources for states and citizens to use to learn more about how the PPACA and this ruling affects state legislation and everyday lives of Americans. 

Full text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA):

Summary of the PACCA:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, division of Healthcare's page on PPACA:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment's page on PPACA:

Kansas Insurance Commissioner's page on PPACA:

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion on PPACA:

President Obama's remarks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling:

Information on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling from the Kansas Legislative Research Department:   

National Conference of State Legislature's summary of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling:

State legislation and actions challenging certain health reforms, 2011-2012 :

Information from the U.S. Deparment of Health and Human Services on how the ruling affects you and your family:  
Article contact: Kim Harp