What Obama's health care law does

President-elect Barack Obama gestures during a news conference at his transition office in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, where he introduced Nancy Killefer, not shown, to the newly created position of chief performance officer. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

March 24, 2012 6:56:42 AM PDT
A brief summary of the 900-page plus Affordable Care Act, unless noted provisions take effect in 2014