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Area leaders: Strengthen health system before federal changes take effect
Sacramento Bee

Citing severe shortcomings in the Sacramento region’s threadbare safety net, a broad nexus of area leaders on Thursday committed to strengthening the community’s health system by 2014, when the federal health care overhaul is scheduled to debut.

With the overhaul will come a virtual tsunami of newly insured patients – estimated at 225,000 – whose needs will have to be met by community clinics or other providers.