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Test Begins for Health Care Reform Law

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Test Begins for Health Care Reform Law

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Test Begins for Health Care Reform Law

Test Begins for Health Care Reform Law

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Under the new Medicare reform law, consumers can now open tax-advantaged health savings accounts, known as HSAs. The measure allows working-age Americans with high insurance deductibles to set aside money to cover routine health care expenses, tax free. Supporters and critics agree the program could fundamentally alter the nation's health care system. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.