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Gov. Jerry Brown commits to major Medi-Cal expansion
Los Angeles Times

In order to help implement President Obama’s healthcare overhaul in California, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a major expansion of the state’s public insurance program in the state budget he unveiled Thursday. Most Americans face the requirement in January 2014 to buy health insurance or pay a penalty under the federal Affordable Care Act. Brown earmarked $350 million in his spending plan to help enroll more Californians in Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance program for the poor.