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Five Things in the Health Care Law That May Surprise You

  • Members of Congress will be required to buy health plans through the state-run insurance exchanges that begin in 2014.
  • Illegal immigrants are prohibited from buying health insurance through the exchanges or from getting subsidies.
  • Chain restaurants and vending machines must display calorie counts for their foods.
  • Tanning parlor services will have a 10 percent sales tax.
  • New long-term care insurance lets you make contributions while you’re working in return for future cash benefits for help to remain in your home if you are sick or disabled.


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