The Affordable Care Act

Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Elizabeth Stawicki answers some of the big questions about using the health care system as major provisions of the Affordable Care Act start taking effect in 2014.

Do I have to get health insurance, and if so, when?

Can I keep the insurance I have?

Will I have to change doctors?

Will past health problems keep me from getting coverage?

Can my employer cut my hours because of the Affordable Care Act?

What if I can't afford health insurance?

Can my agent who handles auto-home-life policies enroll me in health coverage?

I'm on Medicare -- How will the new law affect me?

Can my adult children be covered by my policy?

What kind of benefits can I expect?

The health care overhaul coverage team:

Elizabeth Stawicki, JD, Reporter
Elizabeth Stawicki

Elizabeth Stawicki, JD, covers health care reform for MPR News. Her reporting often appears nationally as part of collaboration between MPR/Kaiser Health News/NPR called, "Health Care in the States."

Catharine Richert, Reporter
Catharine Richert

Catharine Richert covers politics and health care for MPR News, and writes PoliGraph, a fact-checking feature that gets behind the spin in Minnesota politics.

Bill Catlin, Editor
Bill Catlin

Bill Catlin is an editor responsible for directing MPR News' business, economics, and Affordable Care Act coverage.