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State to get $10 billion to expand Medi-Cal’s net
Sacramento Bee

California will receive $10 billion over the next five years to expand Medi-Cal to as many as 500,000 of some of its poorest residents – ahead of a 2014 deadline to expand state safety net programs under the federal health overhaul law.

The agreement between state and federal officials, announced Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was under negotiation for more than a year and again puts California on the forefront of health care change.

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