The Jan. 1 rollout of the Affordable Care Act pitted the law’s proponents against its critics in a loud and constant battle on the national stage, leaving Texans no choice but to accept the law with all its problems and opportunities.
Lost in the cacophony of feuding partisans is the reality of a much-debated policy that is being enacted into law. Here is a look at how the law has affected key groups in Texas: consumers, hospitals, doctors, insurers and insurance agents.
The story you're reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can now also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
Tim Eaton has covered insurance issues in Texas since 2010. He followed the political and policy debate in Texas surrounding the Affordable Care Act and in recent months has reported on its enactment in Texas.