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Lawmakers advance health reform bills
California Watch

Even as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip funding from the nation’s health reform law yesterday, California lawmakers were advancing bills meant to implement parts of the law early and make sure people are alerted to new benefits as they become available. Three bills would help California get a jump-start on enacting the federal law, which has already expanded parents’ health coverage to young adults up to 26 and removed barriers to health coverage for children with pre-existing conditions.