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Gov. Brown’s revised budget proposal boosts spending for Medi-Cal
Los Angeles Times

Enrollment in the state’s healthcare program for the poor has soared past expectations as a result of President Obama’s federal overhaul, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday, and by next year about a third of Californians will be covered, costing hundreds of millions of dollars more than anticipated.

The expansion is “a huge social commitment on the part of the taxpayers of California,” Brown said as he released his revised, $156-billion budget proposal. “I’m proud we did it.