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State step closer to high-risk health coverage
San Francisco Chronicle

The first major piece of the national health overhaul law to go into effect – temporary high-risk coverage for people denied insurance due to pre-existing health conditions – is getting a bit of a late start in California.

The Obama administration hoped the new federal high-risk pools would be up and running by today, about 90 days after the president signed the health reform measure into law, but California and many other states have encountered complications that made the timetable unrealistic.