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State rolling out health plan for thousands denied coverage
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Frances Lefkowitz, a Petaluma freelance writer, broke her neck in a surfing accident five years ago. Lefkowitz, 47, says her neck has healed and she is “super fit” from physical training and exercise. But she has been turned down twice for health insurance and hasn’t seen a doctor in three years. Lefkowitz is among the 20,000 to 25,000 Californians who could benefit from the rollout of a new state insurance plan for people with pre-existing conditions — a key ingredient of the Democrat-backed health care overhaul.