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Obama touts California as health-care reform model. Will costs really fall?
Christian Science Monitor

President Obama used a visit to California Friday to promote his health-care reform law as widening access to affordable insurance. Critics, however, say the law will push health premiums up, not down, and many Americans appear to share that worry.

The debate is complicated, and it may still be early to discern the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impact on medical costs. The impact will differ somewhat from state to state, for one thing. And since the law says insurance must cover a fuller array of medical services, the product is changing – not just its price.