January 1st will mark the first anniversary of the expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
At the heart of the landmark health law is the idea that by reducing the number of uninsured, Americans will get healthier thanks to regular checkups. Planners have hoped that would result in fewer chronic conditions that drive up health care costs for everyone.
It may be a simple idea, but implementing the incredibly complex law was anything but easy, and so far it’s been filled with plenty of highs and lows.
Joining VE host Joe Moore for a conversation on the ACA are reporters Deborah Schoch and Emily Bazar. Both are reporters with the CHCF Center For Health Reporting at USC. They’ve just finished a piece that ran this weekend in newspapers across the state and on websites like KVPR.org.