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Riverside County launches insurance plan for low-income families

Riverside County took a first step toward federal healthcare reform last month with the launch of Riverside County Healthcare, an insurance plan for poor people who don’t qualify for Medi-Cal. Some 20,000 people—about 10 percent of the county’s uninsured population—will be covered. Many of them are newly unemployed and without health care, said Jan Remm, Assistant Administrator of Riverside County Regional Medical Center, who oversees the program.