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