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Brown commits state to health reform
San Mateo Daily Journal

Gov. Jerry Brown says he’s firmly committed to making national health care reform work in California, but he also is wary of potential costs that could affect state spending for years to come. In releasing his budget for the coming fiscal year last week, Brown pledged to be a reliable partner in implementing the federal Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income Californians. Brown said he wants to move cautiously so the state can run a sustainable program that will not burden taxpayers with new expenses.

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