June: Young adults under 26 can be eligible to stay on their parents' insurance plan.
June: Insurers announced they would no longer rescind coverage of patients who get sick.
June: HHS announced $250 million grant program to help create and strengthen insurance rate review processes.
July: A tanning tax of 10 percent takes effect.
Aug.: Americans with pre-existing conditions can start enrolling in the high risk pools.
Sept.: Health insurance companies will be prohibited from dropping children with preexisting conditions, adults with preexisting conditions and eliminate lifetime limit co-pays.
2011: Small businesses who qualify can start applying for tax credits under the new health care law for 2010 and beyond.
2011: Louisiana specifically will receive an expansion of $300 million in Medicare funding from the federal government.
2014: Most Americans would be required to have health insurance or pay a fine, with the exception of low-income Americans. Small businesses, high-risk patients and the uninsured would have the option of shopping for coverage in health insurance exchanges, a marketplace in which people could shop for and compare insurance plans.
2014: Those who are at 133 percent of the federal poverty level, or $29,327 for a family of four, would be eligible for Medicaid, starting in 2014.
Also in 2014, adults who don't have children would be eligible for such benefits that have traditionally only been given to households with children.
2014: Employers would also be required to provide coverage to their workers, or pay a fine of $2,000 per worker. Companies with fewer than 50 employees, however, are exempt from this rule.
ABC News' Robin Gradison and Lisa Chinn contributed to this report.