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Democrats woo voters with new benefits

Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2009

Senate Democrats are touting the immediate benefits their health bill would bring to some Americans, although many of the benefits of the bill won't take effect for several years, the Wall Street Journal reports. But Democrats pointed to popular changes for consumers that kick in quickly: They include an immediate ban on insurers imposing lifetime caps on benefits and a ban on terminating coverage because an enrollee falls ill.