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Some health care reform benefits finally arrive
San Francisco Chronicle

The country’s landmark health care bill has its six-month birthday today as the first set of benefits became law. But it’s a lonely moment, with President Obama nearly alone touting the starting point as polls show that the country isn’t sold on the package.

The new provisions aren’t striking, nor will large groups feel the effects. The slow rollout will take until 2014 to finish, unless Republicans tear it apart and voters allow them to do so.