Important Healthcare Information:

THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT and THE RECONCILIATION ACT:
On Sunday, March 21st, the U. S. House of Representatdives passed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (H. R. 3590) by a vote of 219 to 212. This is the same bill that the Senate passed on December 24, 2009. The bill was signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. However, not every provision of the law takes place immediately.The House also passed the “Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act” (H. R. 4872 and also referred to as The Reconciliation Act). This Act makes changes to the Senate “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (passed by the House and signed into law by the President). This Act was intended to “fix” the differences between the House and Senate versions of their proposed legislation. H. R. 4872 was passed by both the House and the Senate on March 25, 2010. President Obama signed the final version of the Healthcare Bill on Tuesday, March 30. The passage of this bill clears the way for the beginning of Healthcare Reform. The following is a brief summary of the provisions of the Act and the timing of when the provisions will go into effect. The details of this new legislation will take months, maybe years, to work through the regulatory process. Much of what Congress has passed will require additional regulations in order to bring clarity to this new law. Please be assured that we will be sending additional details as they become available.

Please Follow the below Links for more information

http://www.stephens.com/pdf/Employer%20Compliance%20Alert%20-%20HCR%20.pdf

ACHI: Arkansas Center For Health Improvement

http://www.achi.net/index.asp