Consumer Reports is a non-profit organization and the world’s largest, independent consumer-product testing organization. This is their easy-to-understand guide on the new healthcare reform law.

Health reform will affect every American because the new health law establishes new consumer protections and responsibilities.

And now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, you may be wondering how health reform will affect you personally once it is fully implemented in January 2014.

This Consumer Reports publication is your guide to understanding the law. It doesn't cover every possible situation or detail, but covers the major changes consumers need to know about to take advantage of the full benefits of health reform.

Download Consumer Reports' "Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know."