U.S. Healthcare Timeline

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Appendix A: U.S Health Care Timeline

Use the following timeline or create a timeline of your own with eight major events, including the four provided below, from the last 50 years. You may change the dates in the box to match the dates of your events. Include the following in your timeline:

Medicare and Medicaid
HIPPA of 1996
State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Prospective Payment System (PPS)

1965| The Medicaid and Medicare programs were signed into law on July 30, 1965.| 1983| On October 1, 1983 Medicare’s new Prospective Payment System became effective.| 1972| In 1972, Congress expanded Medicare eligibility to younger people who have permanent disabilities and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments and those who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD).| 1997| The history and design of SCHIP was created in 1997 to insure children in families with too much income to qualify for Medicaid and Medicare. | 1996| Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act on August 21, 1996| 2003| Medicare Part D was created under the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003| 2010| The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.| 1986| The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is a U.S. Act of Congress passed in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). It requires hospitals to provide care to anyone needing emergency healthcare treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay.|