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Health law kicks into 2nd gear; does it help me?
San Francisco Chronicle

The nation’s new health care law turns 6 months old Thursday and starts delivering protections and dollars-and-cents benefits that Americans can grasp. But it won’t affect all consumers the same way, which may cause confusion.

Q: Will everyone’s health insurance change on Thursday?

A: No. It depends on when your health insurance plan year starts. Many of the new requirements begin with plan years starting on or after Sept. 23. But if your plan year starts Jan. 1, as many do, that’s when the changes start.

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