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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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