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Medical coverage plan clears Legislature
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Tens of thousands of Californians who don’t qualify for medical insurance moved closer to getting full coverage Monday after legislators in Sacramento passed two bills enabling the state to obtain $761 million in federal health care funds.

In a vote that broke mostly along party lines, Senate Democrats pushed to create a state-administered, federally funded insurance program for people who have been denied health insurance because of medical problems.