Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

"Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" by people in this website by year, and whether "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 73 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2016
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