U.S. Healthcare Costs - Report on Healthcare Spending
More than half of the $2.6 trillion spent on healthcare in the United States each year is wasted, one of the many reasons healthcare costs are so high in this country.

Focus on Healthcare Reform (updated January 8, 2016)
This searchable PDF contains a high-level summary of the Affordable Care Act mandates going into effect. The document includes charts indicating which mandates apply to each market segment (i.e., Individuals, Small Group: 2-49, Small Group: 50-99, Large Group: 100+).

Employer Requirements

A Look at Some ACA Regulations (Presentation)

ACA Shared Large Employer Responsibility and Related Provisions

Additional Guidance for Implementing the PPACA

Additional Guidance for Implementing the PPACA Part II

Healthcare Reform and Self-Insured Plans

New W-2 Reporting Requirements

Prohibition of Discrimination Based on Salary

Proposed Regulations on Shared Responsibility (Presentation)

Proposed Rules on Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage 

Taxes and Fees

Fees and Taxes in Healthcare Reform (Presentation)

Small Employer Health Insurance Tax Credits


Grandfathered Plans

How Do Collective Bargaining Agreements Impact Grandfathered Status?

More Clarification of Grandfathering Legislation

Updates to Grandfathering Legislation


Definition of Terms Utilized in Healthcare Reform Law

Healthcare Terminology Definitions Part II

Plan Changes

Consumer-Driven Health Plans Under the New Reform Law

Extension of Dependent Age

Individual and Group Market Reforms

Modifications to Appeals Regulations

Simple Cafeteria Plans

Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary 2012

Consumer Assistance

A First Look at Accountable Care Organizations

Patient Protections

State and Federal Coverage Expansion for Older Age Children - Frequently Asked Questions - Ohio Department of Insurance

State Ombudsman Program

Web Portal New Consumer Site for Viewing Coverage Options

The Law

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. (Source: U.S. House of Representatives)

The Budget Reconciliation Bill includes final revisions to the healthcare legislation.

The timeline of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act indicates when various elements of the Act will be implemented. (Source: Ropes & Gray Health Reform Resource Center)

Web Links

Medical Mutual is a member of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), which has posted a healthcare reform resources page.

Kaiser Family Foundation - Healthcare Reform Resource Page.

Healthcare Reform Information Page, healthcare consultant Deloitte Touche.

The New York Times has posted an interactive and comprehensive information page about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Congressional Budget Office is responsible for calculating the amount of funding that the Healthcare Reform legislation will require.

The White House 

U.S. Senate 

U.S. House of Representatives