Capitol Hill (CNN) – One year ago today, the House of Representatives narrowly but decisively passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 221-219. Within days, the health care bill was signed by the president and became, as it is now, Public Law 111-148.
But implementation of some of the bigger health reform chunks is not going as expected.
This week in American Sauce, we drill down to specifics on what is happening with the health care law now. Example: those temporary high-risk pools, set up to help the uninsured before bigger reforms kick in, are not doing that well. Demand is 1/30th of what the Feds expected.
And state capitals across the country are struggling to make pivotal decisions about their role in the new health care system. State governments face deadlines within months but insist that Washington has yet to give them the guidance they need. In this week's show, we talk to a state health director for an on-the-ground account of how the massive health care bill is/is not becoming reality.
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