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Affordable care in 7 days: Our view
USA Today

Most Americans are at least vaguely aware that ObamaCare will require almost every citizen to have health insurance, but that starts to get real a week from Tuesday. The mandate itself doesn’t take effect until January, but anyone who doesn’t already get insurance at work or through government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid will be able to start signing up for private policies under the new law on Oct. 1.