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Some features of a health plan take effect quickly
Sacramento Bee - David Lightman

More money for community health centers. Immediate help for the uninsured. No more lifetime limits on coverage. Under the health care legislation that’s moving through Congress, these and other benefits would take effect quickly and should produce a noticeable impact on consumers, according to many independent analysts and Democrats. “This would be a substantial package that could probably be quite helpful,” said John Holahan, director of the health policy center at Washington’s Urban Institute, a research group.