Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

In April 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. Together, the two acts make up what is commonly called the Affordable Care Act . The legislation will have an impact on many Kansans, including individuals and families, senior citizens, employers and health care providers. It will also have a direct effect on programs and services administered by the Division of Health Care Finance. The information here is intended to help inform policymakers and others about the new legislation.


New Information to Highlight

April 6, 2011
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid America Chapter
Presentation Title: Navigating the ACA: What to Expect at the One Year Anniversary
Kansas City, Kansas

Health Insurance Exchanges: State's Role in Health Care Reform
By Dr. Andy Allison, Ph.D., KHPA Executive Director
© 2010 American Public Human Services Association. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from "Policy & Practice," Vol. 68, No. 5.

February 11, 2011
Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Syposium
Presentation Title: State Choices and Challenges in the Wake of Federal Health Reform Legislation
Lawrence, Kansas.

Kansas HITECH - Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health |

May 26, 2010- Kaiser Family Foundation: "Medicaid Coverage and spending in Health Reform: National and State-by-State Results for Adults at or Below 133% FPL" |

May 18, 2010 - Impact of Federal Health Reform in Kansas - KHPA Analysis |

March 20, 2010 - Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis