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Feds take over Calif. high-risk insurance program
San Francisco Chronicle

About 17,000 Californians with serious medical problems will be moved from a state-run stopgap health insurance program to a federal plan starting in July, ensuring they will have no break in medical coverage until the national health care reforms kick in next year, state officials announced this week. The state board that oversees the California Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan said participants will continue receiving benefits from the federal government until 2014.