How Different Types of People Will Be Affected by the Health Care Overhaul

How Different Types of People Will Be Affected by the Health Care Overhaul

On Tuesday, President Obama signed into law a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health care system, approved by the Senate on Christmas Eve and by the House on Sunday. The House also adopted a package of changes — agreed to in negotiations among House and Senate Democrats and the White House — which is being considered by the Senate. The legislation will tighten regulation of insurance companies and is expected to extend medical coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans. While it is impossible to gauge the precise impact of the overhaul, since many options vary by location, below are some of the main ways the overhaul will affect certain types of households.

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