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Rates, firms set on high-risk health insurance
San Francisco Chronicle

A state board charged with managing a new program for Californians who are unable to get health insurance due to pre-existing health conditions made some key decisions Thursday about the high-risk pool, which will be the first major piece of the federal health overhaul law to go into effect.

The Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board announced the premium rates and said it had selected two companies to administer the program, which is expected to start in September.

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