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With pen stroke, state can lead on health reform
Sacramento Bee

When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns Sept. 15 from a six-day trade mission in Asia, he’ll have 700 or so bills to sign or veto. He’ll also likely have to contend with a still-not-done budget.

That’s why, before he leaves today, he should sign two bills laying the groundwork for California’s health insurance exchange – the major piece of the national health reform legislation signed by President Barack Obama on March 23.