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Health reforms kick in, allow insurance for older kids
San Diego Union-Tribune

The first major provisions of the new federal health care reform law become a reality this week, and some are likely to affect nearly every new insurance policy. Policies written after Thursday must reflect what the Obama administration considers to be the fundamental principles of its Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law six months ago. Among the half dozen requirements: no more lifetime coverage caps, free preventive care on new policies, and a ban on excluding coverage to children with pre-existing medical conditions.

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