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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010

May 2013 progress report


This document outlines the major elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, the specific indicators of its progress and the status of its implementation. The magnitude of resources and outreach required for effective implementation of the ACA may have been underestimated and stakeholder attitudes are mixed. But overall, the majority of ACA provisions are on track and progress is being made.

The ACA had two aims per the President’s address to Congress on February 24, 2009: 

  1. To reduce costs 
  2. To increase access to affordable health insurance coverage that could serve as one of the key elements of our nation’s economic recovery

Learn more about the key elements of the ACA, it’s progress indicators and implementation status.


The Affordable Care Act timeline

This ACA timeline highlights key health reform provisions taking effect from 2010 – 2018 including the establishment of key programs and new agencies, new requirements for industry and changes to Medicare and Medicaid.

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