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State unveils health plan for people with pre-existing conditions
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

It’s one of the first provisions of federal health care reform to affect Californians.

A new health insurance program for people with pre-existing conditions will begin in September.

The state’s Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board will begin accepting applications for the fund later this month.

In April, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that California will operate this plan rather than rely on the federal government, a stance taken by 27 other states.