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The Exchange

Assessing the Affordable Care Act


It’s been almost two years since President Obama signed into  law sweeping health care reform called The Affordable Care Act".  Since its passing, its set off legal challenges but also set in motion changes that have taken hold, including requiring coverage for young adults.  We’ll take a look at this law, its progress, its problems, and its prospects, as well as how the political climate affects the debate, especially as President Obama prepares for his State of the Union address Tuesday evening.


  • Charlie Arlinghaus - President of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy.
  • Lisa Kaplan Howe - policy director for New Hampshire Voices for Health, a non-profit organization that coordinates a network of consumer and advocacy organizations and promotes affordable health in the state.
  • Marilyn Serafini, the Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow and special correspondent at Kaiser Health News.