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Cost to expand Medi-Cal a mystery
Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has warned repeatedly that California is venturing into unknown territory with the expansion of healthcare under the new federal law. The exact cost of implementation is unknown.

A report issued Tuesday by the Legislative Analyst’s Office shows how big a range of potential bills California taxpayers are confronted with when it comes to a central component of the healthcare law: growing the Medi-Cal insurance program for the poor by about 1 million people.