More Health Care Reform Timeline

Reform to Happen in 2010

Long-Term Care:

Initiate a process of establishing a voluntary insurance program that will expand and lower costs of community-based housing and living assistance for the elderly and disabled.

Medical Malpractice:

Initiate a five-year demonstration program to allow states to develop alternatives to current tort litigation methods.

Health Care Personnel:

Establish teaching centers to provide increased opportunities for residency training of health care providers.

Taxes:

— New taxes on pharmaceutical companies.
— Exclude certain over-the-counter products from HSA accounts.
— Tighten tax credits on HSA disbursements.

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