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For more reading on this rapidly evolving subject, we recommend the following stories for today:
- The White House has a huge challenge to overcome in convincing millions of American’s that the law is actually ready to go and handle them for 2014. They have responded by creating “Navigator Programs” made up of community organizers, healthcare organizations and others to raise awareness about this law. Health Reform Explained.Com has been doing it for you for free since 2011. Read more here.
- The Kaiser Family Foundation released a comprehensive study analyzing the impact of the premium tax credits under the law and found the average amount people will qualify for will be $2,700 per year. This could be problematic if costs continue to rise. Read more here.
- In case you missed it, there was another delayed announced this week. This time it impacts individuals because one of the consumer protection mechanisms in the law is the cap on out of pocket spending. This will also be delayed until 2015, presumably because some plans not being able to meet actuarial value or other standards outlined in the law. Listen to analysis here.
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