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Obama touts early provisions of health care law
San Francisco Chronicle

Six rocky months after winning passage of the landmark health care overhaul, President Obama celebrated the half-year mark of the new law by assembling at a sunny, backyard gathering in the Virginia suburbs a sampling of Americans who he said are “already benefiting.”

But even before he started touting early provisions of the law that takes effect today, the president sought to counter the belief among some people that health care distracted him from addressing what many voters view as the more pressing matter: the economy.