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Wave of health reform provisions coming next month
San Francisco Chronicle

Health care reform hits another milestone next month, with new provisions that include a coverage expansion for young adults and restrictions on an insurer’s ability to impose annual coverage limits or to reject children with pre-existing medical conditions.

Insurance coverage that starts on or after Sept. 23 will have to comply with these changes and others that were put in place when President Barack Obama signed the health overhaul into law March 23. For most people, the changes won’t affect their plans until coverage renews in the weeks or months that follow. Here are the highlights: