There’s 124 days before the Affordable Care Act kicks into gear for most Americans. That’s when the new Obamacare health plans go into effect and when you’re supposed to be enrolled in one.

For many, counting down the days elicits some degree of frenzy – health insurance policies are confusing already, and the health reform law tacks on 955 pages of new regulations for them.

But here’s the deal: Most Americans will transition into Obamacare-appropriate plans quietly. The big changes will happen in communities like City Heights.

NBC 7 San Diego’s Catherine Garcia and I look at why the law will have such a big impact there.

For more on the Affordable Care Act, follow my Second Opinion series. Each week, I answer a reader question about health reform. Ask yours.

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Megan Burks

Megan Burks is a reporter for Speak City Heights, a media project of Voice of San Diego, KPBS, Media Arts Center and The AjA Project. You can contact her...

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