UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE: A tax on medical devices imposed by the health care reform led to Stryker laying off 1,000 workers to save money, and Michael Esch lost his job. He has since found new work.
EXTENDING COVERAGE: A provision in the law means that Esch can add his college-age daughter to his insurance plan until she turns 26.
'THANK YOU OBAMACARE': Melissa Pearson scheduled preventative tests that would have cost her nearly $3,000 out of pocket before the reform but are now covered under the law.
- UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE