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Bipartisanship OKs Calif. Health Care Reform
Courthouse News Service

Gov. Jerry Brown’s multibillion-dollar overhaul of managed health care organizations got a boost from California Republicans on Monday and cleared the Assembly. Lawmakers agreed the three tax reforms are needed to ensure federal funding for Medi-Cal programs and promised the package would not pass on costs to taxpayers. The package required a two-thirds vote in the Legislature and a combined 13 Republican lawmakers voted in favor of the measures. Brown’s proposal cleared both houses with unanimous support from Democrats. Brown said he will sign the bills as soon as they reach his office.