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Local plan for health care expansion set aside
The Mercury News

Following the passage of federal health care reform, a coalition of San Mateo County leaders shelved an ambitious plan to expand health care coverage to thousands of uninsured Peninsula residents. The members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Adult Healthcare Coverage Expansion had aimed to offer coverage to up to 44,000 low-income adults, but the group never resolved the crucial question of how to pay for the effort.