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Chris Fitzsimon on the light in a dark week

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Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 1:51 pm, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

In any sane political system, this would be a week to celebrate.

For the first time in our nation’s history, millions of Americans who have survived cancer, a heart attack or a stroke will be able to sign up for affordable health insurance. Companies can longer deny them coverage or charge exorbitant premiums because of their past medical history. Young adults in low wage jobs can sign up for affordable coverage this week too and won’t have to keep gambling that they won’t get sick and face financial ruin. Millions of families will no longer be just one serious illness away from bankruptcy.

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