February 23, 2011

Health Care Reform Is Here....But Still Far Away

The Affordable Care Act, the comprehensive health care reform legislation signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, will enable many uninsured Americans to receive health coverage. These changes, however, will not take full effect until 2014 - three years away. Until then, thousands of Americans continue to live without any insurance while many more continue to lose their coverage as a result of the recent recession and state budget cuts.

In two recent stories, NPR captures this unfortunate reality. Click on the links below to listen to the stories.