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The major overhaul of our health care system is now over a month old but it is now that the hard work really begins.  Over the next few months and even years, groups like Georgians for a Healthy Future and others will be deciphering the most complex parts of the law and translating them in to real-time useful information for you and your family.  While we’re doing that, we will try to provide you with a handful of resources that can help!  Here’s the first installment of useful tools that will help you understand the massive change that our health care system is undergoing.




Health Reform GPS:  The purpose of this web site is to track health reform from enactment through implementation, through notes, expert and public commentary and key documents. This site will grow and expand as the legislation and its implementation unfolds.  http://www.healthreformgps.org/


What Will the New Health Reform Law Do in the First Year? This report highlights all the people and communities that will be helped within the first year of passing the health reform law. From people with pre-existing conditions to community health centers, millions stand to gain within the first 12 months.  http://www.familiesusa.org/assets/pdfs/health-reform/reform-in-the-first-year.pdf


Health Reform Central:  Health reform is here and now! But how will the law affect the middle class, or small businesses, or the uninsured? How will it be implemented? What will states need to do to prepare for coverage expansions? This section of the FamiliesUSA web site is designed to answer all of those questions and more. http://www.familiesusa.org/health-reform-central/

A First Look at Implementing Health Care Reform: (video recording) The Health Policy Program facilitated a policy forum consisting of two panels – one to focus on the goals of delivery system reform and how the reform law drives these system changes, and one to discuss reform initiatives already in progress and implementation challenges posed by the reform law. Julie Barnes, Acting Director of the Health Policy Program, and Leif Wellington Haase, Executive Director, California Task Force on Affordable Care, moderated the program. http://ow.ly/1xxuc


HealthReform.Gov: This new website is the Government’s clearinghouse for everything related to healthcare reform.  It contains useful reports, handy Q & A’s as well as blog articles, video resources and more all with the goal of helping you navigate reform.  http://healthreform.gov/


**Do you have a useful resource that’s you’re go-to for everything healthcare reform?  Let us know!**




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