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Health Care Reform Timeline - 2013

Written by: PeopleKeep Team
January 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Over the next two weeks, we will be reviewing the Health Care Reform Timeline (from 2010-2020) in detail. Yesterday, we reviewed 2012. Today, we continue with 2013.

Health Care Reform Timeline - 2013

New Programs in 2013health care reform timeline 2013

  • Increase in the Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) tax rate on wages by 0.9% on earnings over $200,000 for individual taxpayers and $250,000 for married couples filing jointly takes effect.

  • New $2,500 annual limit on contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) takes effect. 

  • Increase in the threshold for the itemized deduction for unreimbursed medical expenses from 7.5% of adjusted gross income to 10% of adjusted gross income takes effect.

  • New 2.9% tax on medical device manufacturers takes effect.

  • Phase-in of federal subsidies for brand-name prescriptions filled in the Medicare Part D coverage gap takes effect.

  • The tax-deduction for employers who receive Medicare Part D retiree drug subsidy payments is eliminated.

  • New Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program takes effect.

  • Extended CHIP funding takes effect. 

Insurance Reforms in 2013

  • New Medicaid programs for preventive services and primary care take effect.

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