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On health care, Ore. picks up where Obama left off
San Francisco Chronicle

Pregnant with her seventh child and desperate to kick a meth addiction, Madeline Hutchinson turned to a program from the local Medicaid provider that connected her with a mentor and other support that she said helped her get off drugs. Emmanual, now 2, was born healthy. “We need mentors. We need advocates,” Hutchinson said. “We need someone that’s going to come along and say, `This baby needs to be clean. And we’re going to show you how.’”