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California gets a jump on health coverage expansion
The Mercury News

As the Supreme Court nears a decision on health reform, more than 360,000 Californians already are receiving medical coverage under a state-administered precursor to the landmark legislation. But they could find their coverage fleeting if the so-called Affordable Care Act has no future. The effort, dubbed “The Bridge to Reform,” is part of a sweeping Medicaid expansion unfolding in California. It exists to usher patients to health reform’s planned implementation in 2014.