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Good news for Californians with preexisting medical conditions
Los Angeles Times

Californians who rely on safety-net health insurance are getting an unexpected break on their rates.

The lucky recipients get their coverage through a little-known public program, started last fall, for people with preexisting medical conditions.

The federal government foots most of the bill and recently gave the state, which runs the program, permission to lower rates. And so starting this month, the 3,500 subscribers will see their monthly insurance bills fall an average of 18%. Some will get the maximum 24% break.

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