Clip-and-Save Chart: This Is How Health Care Reform Works

Health care reform turned one-year old this week. Like most one-year-olds, some folks love it, some think it stinks, and many aren't sure what it's trying to do most of the time. Even its parents aren't sure how to raise it.

But it happens to be the law of the land and the most significant entitlement of the last few decades. So you might as well try to understand it! Here's your clip-and-save guide to how people will get coverage under health care reform when the full law comes online in 2014.

How People Get Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act


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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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