Community Catalyst recently worked with our partner, Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, to create a document answering prevalent questions about how the new mandate for insurance coverage will affect families. Here’s an excerpt from the Center for Children and Families’ blog post on the resource:

“With all of the controversy and rhetoric surrounding the requirement, it seemed a good time to take an objective, detailed look at how it will actually work.

“Plus, even though it doesn’t go into effect until 2014, we wanted to write about the individual responsibility requirement because it is the foundation on which much of health reform rests.  It allows the country to move forward with popular insurance reforms, such as the ban on excluding people from coverage if they are sick, and plays a major role in expanding coverage.”

Read the rest of the post that cites some of the themes that arose while working on the Q&A at “Say Ahhh! A Children’s Health Policy Blog,” or read the resource on our website.

— Katherine Howitt, policy analyst