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Health care bill would protect patients from high out-of-pocket costs
Sacramento Business Journal

California may go ahead of the feds on health care reform, again. The Assembly Health Committee passed legislation Tuesday to implement consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act against high out-of-pocket costs. If Senate Bill 639 by Sen. Ed Hernandez is passed by the Legislature this year and signed by the governor, it will implement key protections despite a decision by the Obama administration to provide a one-year delay for some plans.