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Upcoming Rules Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: The 2012 Unified Agenda

Federal regulations generally result from an act of Congress and are one significant means by which statutes are implemented and specific requirements are established. Congress delegates rulemaking authority to agencies for a variety of reasons, and in a variety of ways. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, as amended) is a particularly noteworthy example of congressional delegation of rulemaking authority to federal agencies. ACA is a comprehensive overhaul of the health care system that includes such provisions as the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid, amendments to Medicare that are intended to reduce its growth, an individual mandate for the purchase of health insurance, and the establishment of insurance exchanges through which individuals and families can receive federal subsidies to help them purchase insurance. A previous CRS report identified more than 40 provisions in ACA that explicitly require or permit the issuance of rules to implement the law.

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1 R42946.pdf Feb 01, 2013 R42946 29 $19.95 ADD TO CART

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