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CommonHealth: A Radio Drama to Explain Obamacare

Having trouble understanding Obamacare? Perhaps a radio soap opera can help! (Charles Dharapak/AP)

Having trouble understanding Obamacare? Perhaps a radio soap opera can help! (Charles Dharapak/AP)

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that more than 40 percent of Americans do not know if the Affordable Care Act is indeed a law. In Massachusetts, we may have a different problem. Many residents assume that the state’s older health reform law has already done everything that the ACA, or Obamacare, is supposed to do. But in fact, come October 1st, when Obamacare really kicks in, it will affect Massachusetts in a variety of ways. So, our Commonhealth team has come up with a way to make the complex news a little more digestible: a soap opera.

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Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR’s Commonhealth blog.


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