March 23 of this year marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. As a result, according to the AFL-CIO, as many as 129 million Americans who were routinely denied coverage or charged excessive premiums are now protected.
Here are some voices of support for the law:
Mark Hodesh, owner of Downtown Home and Garden in Ann Arbor, Mich., said his company will get a health care tax credit of $15,000 this year, thanks to the legislation. He used this savings to hire an additional employee (the credit is available from 2010 through 2013).