What the New Health Law Will Mean for Children

Experts will discuss in a Twitter chat what options parents will have for their families under the Affordable Care Act.

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U.S. News & World Report will expand its consumer search tool Best Health Insurance Plans 2013-2014 this fall around the launch of state and federal health insurance marketplaces on Oct. 1. These online marketplaces, established under the Affordable Care Act, are designed to help consumers who do not have access to employer or government health plans to obtain coverage. U.S. News Best Health Insurance Plans will provide a guide to state marketplaces, along with a tool to help consumers pick the best plans for themselves and their families, based on their budgets and location.

To further the conversation and to guide consumers' choices, U.S. News is holding a live Twitter chat about what the new health law will mean for children and their families. This chat will include experts from the Urban Institute, First Focus, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute.

Experts are prepared to discuss the benefits children will receive under the new health law, the costs of care, the impact for children with disabilities, and how to shop for the right plan for your family, among other topics.

Date: Thursday, August 22
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET
Hashtag: #KidCare
Moderator: @USNewsHealth
Experts: @urbaninstitute, @First_Focus, @JoanAlker1 for @GeorgetownCCF, @AmerAcadPeds

Disclaimer: Please be aware that any of your tweets containing the hashtag may appear in a U.S. News health story about health insurance for children under the Affordable Care Act and will be attributed to you.

Questions? Email Kimberly Leonard, Web producer for U.S. News's Health Rankings team at kleonard(at)usnews.com. Connect with Kimberly on Twitter.