Evidence is growing that bariatic surgery reduces health risks of obesity. Life in View/Science Source hide caption

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, unveiled the plans and prices that will be offered by private insurers at a media briefing in Sacramento on Thursday. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Millions of people who rely on check-cashing stores, like this one in New York City, could run into trouble buying health insurance. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Californian State Assemblyman Richard Pan (center) is the author of legislation that would bar higher prices for health insurance sold to smokers. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Confusion over the details of the new health care law is leaving many people vulnerable to con artists. Evelyne Lois Such, 86, was recently the target of an attempted scam. Matt Nager for NPR hide caption

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Shops and other small firms may be open, but health insurance exchanges will take a little longer before they're ready to offer a full range of health plans for small business customers. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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