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Has the Affordable Care Act fulfilled its promises?




This image shows the home page for the White House site indicating the amount of time remaining before open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act closes.
This image shows the home page for the White House site indicating the amount of time remaining before open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act closes.
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The Affordable Care Act has been beset by partisan bickering, technical glitches, complaints from doctors to consumers even before it went into effect.  More than a year after the launch of Healthcare.gov and Covered California, how is the law faring?

New York Times health care reporter Margot Sanger-Katz crunched looked at enrollment and other sources of data to answer that question. The criteria she and her team looked at include how affordable has health insurance under the law been, if the law has led to a dramatic increase of people who are insured, and the effect of the law on the health care industry.

If you're looking for a doctor in the L.A. area who are covered by ACA healthcare plans, you can use this handy map courtesy of the L.A. Times.

Guest:

Margot Sanger-Katz, covers health care for the paper’s "The Upshot” section, which  presents news, analysis and data visualization about politics and policy. Her piece “Is the Affordable Care Act Working?” was recently published in the New York Times.



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