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The Health Law: Asking Questions And Getting Answers

News outlets detail some frequently asked health law questions and also note some of the places people will turn to find out how the overhaul will work.

The CT Mirror: Librarians Used To Queries, Gear Up For Obamacare Questions
When major provisions of the federal health reform law take effect in the next few months, (Lisa) Sprague, who works at the Enfield Public Library, expects to get lots of inquiries. So do her colleagues in libraries across the state. “When there are changes in systems, particularly at the state or federal level, the general public has a strong trust and feels safe going to the library and asking questions,” said Jennifer Keohane, executive director of the Connecticut Library Consortium (Becker, 9/23).

The Seattle Times: Obamacare: Answers To Your Most Pressing Questions
There are many opinions about the Affordable Care Act — aka "Obamacare" — but it’s heartening that all sides agree on one thing: At this point in the rollout of its most visible feature, the online exchange marketplace, there are plenty of questions. In this Q&A, we have searched out the most pressing Qs and rounded up as many As as we can get from authoritative sources. Here, in an effort to lose the rhetoric and get to the point, we offer answers to your most pressing questions (Ostrom, 9/20).

The Baltimore Sun: Confusion, Misinformation Hinder Health Outreach
Carol Cain tries to ignore the two lumps in her throat, but some days it's hard because they swell and are tender to the touch…Cain is just the kind of person being targeted as Maryland prepares for the nationwide health care reforms known as Obamacare — but she also illustrates the challenges of a burgeoning outreach campaign. Some Marylanders have let health problems fester. Others rely on hospital emergency rooms for basic care, an approach that drives up health costs (Walker, 9/21).

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