Understanding the New Health Care Law

President Barack Obama embraces Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after signing the health insurance reform bill in the East Room of the White House, March 23, 2010 - Pete Souza/Official White House Photo via Flickr

President Barack Obama embraces Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after signing the health insurance reform bill in the East Room of the White House, March 23, 2010

Understanding the New Health Care Law

Landmark legislation the Congress passed in March transforms America's health care system. What the new law means for young people, seniors, employers, the uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions.

Landmark legislation the Congress passed in March transforms America's health care system. What the new law means for young people, seniors, employers, the uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions.

Guests

Mary Agnes Carey

senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News. She most recently served as associate editor for CQ HealthBeat, a daily report on health care policy. She has also served as Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for CQ.

Alec MacGillis

reporter, The Washington Post; co-author, "Landmark: The Inside Story of America's New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Us All."

Susan Dentzer

editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and an on-air analyst on health issues for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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