Seriously, that isn't sarcasm. Today, being the six-month anniversary of the passage of health care reform, marks the activation of some of its coolest provisions.
For example, today insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. It's estimated that as many as 5 million kids fall into that category.
Today, insurance companies can no longer drop sick customers for making clerical mistakes on applications.
Today, for all of you fresh out of college — between the ages of 21 and 26 and without employer-provided insurance — you get to stay on mom and dad's insurance while you find your footing.
Today, there are no more lifetime caps on health coverage.
Today, annual preventive care like immunizations, colonoscopies and mammograms will be exempt from deductibles and provided with no out-of-pocket payments.
Today, employer-provided health care plans cannot exclude those who make lower amounts of money with eligibility rules.
Of course, there's more to come by 2014. The GOP is running on a campaign of repeal. With some 50 million uninsured in this country, good luck with all that.