It’s been a year since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law. While it’s not perfect, we at Extend Health expect that over the long term the Affordable Care Act will help moderate health care insurance premiums and put downward pressure on health care costs. One thing hasn’t change since the bill’s passage: people’s opinions remain either strongly for or against the current health care legislation, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change much any time soon. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of what we think are the more informed and least biased opinions expressed in this week’s news articles and blog posts commemorating the anniversary. We thought you might enjoy reading and commenting on them.

The Washington Post, The Fix
The health care stalemate
By Rachel Weiner

One full year after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (aka the health care bill) into law, public opinion on it has been remarkably unaffected by the massive amounts of spin put out by both sides over the last 365 days. Read the rest of this entry »

By Taimur Qazi

The financial impact of Health Reform on medical professionals across the country is difficult to predict. Physicians derive their income in different ways with many being independent practitioners and others working as employees of large physician groups and hospital systems. Read the rest of this entry »