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Some Obama health care changes start Thursday
San Francisco Chronicle

The first significant wave of changes in the new federal health law will take effect Thursday, including a provision putting an end to insurers’ practice of excluding children with pre-existing health conditions from coverage and another one allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ plans until age 26.

Most major elements of the landmark law, part of an overall plan to extend coverage to 30 million Americans, won’t be in place for nearly four years.