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Obama praises health care law’s early effects
Boston Globe

The first big wave of new rules under the federal health care law goes into effect today, pushing insurers to scramble ahead of the changes and offering some relief to hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been stricken first by disease and then by a Darwinian insurance system. Starting now, insurance companies will no longer be permitted to exclude children because of preexisting health conditions, which the White House said could enable 72,000 uninsured to gain coverage. Insurers also will be prohibited from imposing lifetime limits on benefits.