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  •  (1) All the Kevins are still uninsured. (2)... (1+ / 0-)
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    Please see my response to EdMass, "That's what I'm talking about."

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 10:48:46 AM PDT

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    •  Fair enough (1+ / 0-)
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      Nothing has kicked in for the uninsured, or those who can possibly be insured now at expensive risk pools but lack the money.

      The pre-2014 stuff mostly helps keep people from losing insurance they already have, and in some cases helps a bit with the cost (fewer copays, more things covered, those rebates).

      The big coverage expansions were the medicare expansion (which sadly seems to now be blue-state-only) and the exchanges (which are intended to be an alternative to employer-based health insurance.  Jury is out on how well they'll work).   Neither kicks in till 2014.

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