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Cash-strapped states tap foundations for health law help

Short on cash and time, officials in California and at least a dozen other states have turned to philanthropies to help pay for the extra work required under the federal health law.

Nowhere do the ties between private health foundations and state government run deeper than in California, where Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is grappling with a projected $10.8 billion deficit in 2012, leaving little money for implementing the law.