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State deficit an obstacle to health care overhaul
San Francisco Chronicle

While California remains committed to moving forward with the federal health law, Sacramento may prove to be a bigger obstacle to the overhaul effort than the politics of Washington.

In last week’s midterm elections, California voters picked mostly Democratic leaders supportive of President Obama’s health care overhaul, bucking the anti-health-change trend that helped score gains for the GOP elsewhere in the country. But the state’s budget problems could prove challenging for the new law.