The countdown has started. In about 100 days, starting Oct. 1, millions of families across the nation will have an opportunity to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
The full benefits of the law will be most apparent and available to residents of Maryland. This is because Maryland, thanks to its more active role in implementing the historic health reform law, is expected to be one of the model states for the rest of the nation. As a result, Maryland will demonstrate the vast potential benefits of the ACA.
Here are some other things about the law to watch for, as we approach and pass the Oct. 1 milestone.