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Major healthcare changes will not take place until 2014

Boston Globe, March 23, 2010

Virtually every American will be affected by the healthcare bill that President Obama is to sign into law, but most consumers have plenty of time to determine how the 2,400-page law will affect them, the Boston Globe reports. The law will take effect gradually, but a series of modest changes kicks in this year: tax credits to help small businesses purchase insurance for their employees, a $250 prescription drug rebate for seniors on Medicare who have hit a gap in their coverage, and a ban on excluding children from coverage because of preexisting conditions.