Health Reform: Will It Work?

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In the cover story for the new issue of dead-tree TIME that hits newsstands tomorrow, Kate and I, along with our colleague Alice Park, explore five elements to watch closely as policymakers translate the sweeping legislation that Barack Obama signed Tuesday into a real-world transformation of the health care system.

Kate also explains how the new law will affect people depending on their individual circumstances. Andrea Ford has put together a timeline that shows what goes into effect when. You can flip through the link above, or see it all laid out here.

(And of course, if you are discerning enough to be a TIME subscriber, it will soon be landing in your mailbox. Everyone else might want to take a look as you are waiting in the checkout line at the supermarket this weekend.)