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WBUR – Affordable Care Act At 3: A Snapshot In Massachusetts

Just to be perfectly clear, this is the Obama administration’s update on health reform since the Affordable Care Act became law three years ago. Still, it’s worth noting the ACA’s sweep and wide-ranging impact.

Changes include the number of young adults covered under their parents’ health plans (3.1 million nationwide and 21,000 in Massachusetts as of Dec. 2011), new no-co-pay preventive care for women (approximately 47 million women, including 1,212,350 in Massachusetts, have guaranteed access to additional preventive services without cost-sharing) and the removal of lifetime limits on insurance (2,520,000 people in Massachusetts, including 975,000 women and 633,000 children).