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In health care, clock is ticking to Jan. 1, 2014
Capitol Weekly

If only implementing health care reform was as easy as flipping a switch. It’s not, and before it goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, there are a number of steps that state officials must take. The first was to create the California Health Benefits Exchange. The next is to put in place an option known as the Basic Health Plan. Let me explain why this is so vital to ensuring lower-income Californians have access to care, and why it’s critical that the state Legislature pass Senator Ed Hernandez’s SB 703.