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The Boston Globe


Many differences between Mass., federal rollouts

President Obama is expected to make the case for the beleaguered federal health insurance law Wednesday from Faneuil Hall by drawing parallels with the Massachusetts health care program, which after a slow start came to be seen as a major success.

But significant differences between the state’s 2006 health law and the federal Affordable Care Act, the political context in which the programs were launched, and the websites created to implement them make the comparison a tricky one.

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