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Four Sacramento area counties prepare for early test of Obama’s health care overhaul
Sacramento Bee

One slice of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming early to the Sacramento region, providing a first glimpse at what the massive, complex law will look like.

All four Sacramento-area counties are joining a program that will insure tens of thousands of residents who have been without coverage, more than a year before federal health care changes kicks in.

For county governments and health care providers, the Low-Income Health Program is a chance to get a head start and work out some of the kinks in a new and complicated system – one that must emerge by Jan. 1, 2014, but remains largely unformed.