Opinion Based List:

The five most influential U.S. health coverage legislative acts adopted in the past fifty years

Submitted by Clive Riddle on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 16:12

  1. Title XVIII (Medicare) and Title XIX (Medicaid) Social Security Act Amendments of 1965
  2. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
  3. Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973
  4. Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
  5. Employee Retirement Income Securities Act of 1974

Notes: ERISA in 1974, among other things, addressed employer self-insurance, and allowed ERISA plans to fall under federal and not state jurisdiction

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