Budget Control Act of 2011, S. 365

Signed into law on August 02, 2011, the Budget Control Act reduces federal spending over the next ten years by $917 billion, increases the debt limit to $2.1 trillion, and creates a bi-partisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to make proposals for an additional $1.2-1.5 billion in cuts by November 23, 2011. Read the Federal Budget Control Act 2011...

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Federal Legislation

Also referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and 'Health Reform', under the PPACA: most individuals will be required to have health insurance beginning in 2014, individuals who do not have access to affordable employer coverage will be able to purchase coverage through a health Insurance Exchange with premium and cost-sharing credits available to some people to make coverage more...

Section 1902 of Title XIX of the Social Security Act

Provision dictating requirements for state plans for medial assistance; pertinent citations include: 1902(a)(11)(B), (a)(17)(B), and (a)(25). View the Social Security Act SS1902...

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Passed

A direct response to the economic crisis, the Recovery Act (also referred to as the 'Stimulus Package') provided $288 billion in tax cuts and benefits for millions of working families and businesses, and increased federal funds for entitlement programs, such as the federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) used in calculating Medicaid direct billing and administrative program claims, by $224...

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA)

The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA or Public Law 111-3) has passed, reauthorizing the low-income Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and providing federal financing for the program through FY 2013. View the CHIPRA Reauthorization Act, PL 111-3...

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) was signed into law on February 8, 2006 . This legislation affects many aspects of domestic entitlement programs, including both Medicare and Medicaid. Read the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005...

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 2004 Reauthorization

View the complete 2004 federal reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): IDEA is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. View the 2004...

Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The Rehabilitation Act authorizes the formula grant programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance. It also authorizes a variety of training and service discretionary grants administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. Published on 09/06/1973. View the Rehabilitation Act of 1973...