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Coretopic:Health Reform

For decades, U.S. legislators struggled with how to ensure all Americans had health insurance. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly shortened to Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare,” was signed in 2010 and meant to cover about 32 million Americans by 2019. The complex, multi-part legislation remains highly divisive and misunderstood.


New Key Concepts

Updated explanations

Given the fast-changing landscape of health reform, we've updated: Co-ops, bundled payments, Doughnut Hole and cost sharing subsidy (or reduction). See it now »

New Tip Sheet

How Republicans plan to gut ACA

Sarah Ferris has prepared a guide to some of the bewildering D.C. budget lingo and process for this to take place. See it now »

New Shared Wisdom

Getting people to open up

Inara Verzemnieks explains her approach to getting people to talk about health problems on the record. See it now »

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