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Health Reform: A Summary

An early look at the newly passed Affordable Care Act and its predicted effects in Colorado

This report provides one of CHI's first overviews of provisions in the federal Affordable Care Act, which became law on March 23, 2010, highlighting a number of measures in three primary areas including health care access, improving overall health and reducing health care costs.

This summary looks at the provisions that focus on expanding the number of people with health insurance in Colorado. It also examines the law’s efforts to reform insurance, such as prohibiting the denial of insurance because of a pre-existing condition.