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Calif. Democrats at odds over Medicaid expansion
Modern Healthcare

California was an early booster of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law and was the first state to authorize a health insurance exchange in 2010. It also was quick to commit to the optional Medicaid expansion that has been rejected by some Republican states.

Turns out, saying yes was the easy part.

It’s been months since Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to expand Medi-Cal, as Medicaid is known in the state, to some 1.4 million Californians, but he and his Democratic colleagues in the Legislature are still wrangling over details of the expansion.