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How health care law is playing out in 3 key states

How well is the Affordable Care Act working?

Depends on where you live.

In August, USA TODAY reporters chronicled how residents of three states – California, Texas and West Virginia – were preparing for the Oct. 1 debut of the health care program, President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. Now, eight weeks into its rocky rollout, that trio of states provides a window into the setbacks and successes of the controversial law: