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Rates drop for high risk insurance plan

Uninsured California residents who can’t get private coverage because of pre-existing health conditions are about to get a break: premiums for state-sponsored coverage financed by the federal government will be coming down by about 18 percent. State officials said Tuesday they hope the lower rates will make the program more accessible to the people who need it, especially since so far only about 3,500 Californians have enrolled for coverage and the state has the ability to provide it to about 24,000 people.