Affordable Care Act reaches one-year mark

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Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

The Affordable Care Act became law one year ago today. The biggest provisions – the state-based exchanges and the subsidies for low and moderate income people to buy insurance – don’t go into effect until 2014, but dozens of lesser known programs and provisions are already under way, and most states (including some that are fighting health reform in court) are working on implementation plans.Covering health reform

AHCJ’s new health reform topic leader, Joanne Kenen, has some tips and resources for AHCJ members on topics that reporters may want to look at in their states and communities, as well as resources for covering them. Kenen also weighed in with a blog post earlier this week: Meeting the challenges of explaining health reform.

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