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San Joaquin one of 10 counties to get grant to help expand Medi-Cal coverage

The county’s health-care agency received a $190,000 grant from a private-sector foundation to help it plan how it will expand Medi-Cal coverage to thousands of low-income residents next year.

San Joaquin was among 10 counties statewide receiving word today that the Blue Shield of California Foundation was investing $1.7 million to help them develop plans for expanding coverage to their poorest residents in 2011, three years before the federal health-reform law implements new coverage options in 2014.