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Ok, He Signed It. Now What?

Ok, He Signed It. Now What?

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President Obama signed the health-care bill today. You know this. So what does it mean?

Millions of uninsured people will get health insurance. Millions of people with high incomes will pay higher taxes. Medicare spending will grow a little less. But the broader issue of rising health costs will remain a problem.

Today's podcast explains all that, with the help of an uninsured manfriend and some very bad jokes.

For more, check out this CBO report, this Kaiser Health News explainer, and the most interesting two hours of health care economics you'll ever hear, courtesy of This American Life.

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