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The Affordable Care Act: A Timeline

Obamacare’s eight-year march to full implementation
The Affordable Care Act: A Timeline
Sources: Annual Review of Medicine, Bloomberg, Commonwealth Fund, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, New England Healthcare Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Graphic by Susan Matthews

Over eight years, President Obama’s signature health-care legislation will expand coverage to all Americans and try to cut costs by squeezing out inefficiencies.