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Cutting through the confusion

Dear readers:

We are in the midst of one of the most sweeping health-care changes in our history. The Affordable Care Act will touch the life of every American, and yet many of us have only the simplest understanding of its impact. Nearly every business, every health-care provider, every worker will be affected by the ACA. Jobs will be created; jobs will go away.

This special section – Your Guide: The Affordable Care Act – is our effort to cut through the clutter, the confusion and the politics and to provide you with balanced, in-depth, complete coverage of this issue. Our staff has spent hundreds of hours planning, researching, reporting and presenting this information with the goal of helping you understand how the ACA affects your life, your job, your health-care coverage and your community.

We pulled together six experts from across Southwest Ohio to dig into common myths and beliefs about the ACA and tell you whether they are true or not. We also gave them questions you told us you wanted answered.

And once you’ve finished this comprehensive guide, please head to our website, where you’ll find all kinds of extra content, including an interactive calculator and graphics to help you determine the law’s personal impact on you.

We believe it is our job to provide you with this unbiased, unvarnished view of the health-care act. Please let us know if this was helpful and what else you’d like to see us do.

Thank you,

Jana Collier

Vice president of content

Cox Media Group Ohio

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