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California awaits key health care ruling
The Desert Dispatch

California has put a lot of work into preparing for President Barack Obama’s health care reform law to take full effect in 2014.

And because it has the highest population of any state, it would see billions in new federal dollars flowing its way if that happens, especially to its Medicaid program, health care analysts say.

But some analysts, as well as conservatives in the state’s congressional delegation, contend California and the nation would be better off in the long run if it doesn’t take full effect.