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First month of 'Obamacare' brings plenty of change for Texas

Prognosis unchanged for political, legal discord over law

By Tim Eaton - American-Statesman Staff

The Jan. 1 rollout of the Affordable Care Act pitted the law’s proponents against its critics in a loud and constant battle on the national stage, leaving Texans no choice but to accept the law with all its problems and opportunities.

Lost in the cacophony of feuding partisans is the reality of a much-debated policy that is being enacted into law. Here is a look at how the law has affected key groups in Texas: consumers, hospitals, doctors, insurers and insurance agents.

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