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Public health and health care reform in state is a challenge
Daily Democrat

With the advent of the federal Affordable Care Act, extended health insurance coverage is expected to reach over 32 million Americans in 2014. While many states are resisting the law in federal courts based on constitutional grounds, California is front and center in its acceptance. Implementation is under way statewide, with over 3 million newly covered individuals expected by 2014.

In these early phases of implementation, California was granted a five year, $8 billion Medi-Cal demonstration waiver to expand coverage to millions of Californians.