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Healthcare Reform Timeline

Plan for 2011

  • Small employer will be able to receive federal grants to start wellness programs. The grants will be available for up to five years.
  • A new National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council will be formed
    to develop a national health improvement strategy.
  • Restaurants and vending machines that sell food must disclose nutritional information.

Plan for 2014

  • A 10-state pilot program will allow participating states test the efficacy of offering similar rewards in the individual insurance market.
  • Employers will be able to offer employees who participate in wellness programs up to a
    50% discount on the cost of insurance coverage.