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Can California Rescue the Affordable Care Act?

While national candidates wage a war of words and half-truths on health issues, a handful of states, led by California, are charging ahead to implement the key feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, widely viewed as the signal achievement of Barack Obama’s presidency.

The feature is an online state marketplace, known as a health insurance exchange, in which families and individuals will be able to shop for affordable health-care policies.