The rubber hits the road this week for the Affordable Care Act, as most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
But the health care law’s journey began nearly four years ago, and many tenets of the 900-page legislation have already taken effect.
Here’s a look at its impact in Virginia so far:
Closing the Medicare doughnut hole
The doughnut hole is a gap in coverage from Medicare prescription drug plans. In most cases, recipients must pay a larger portion of drug costs at this stage.