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Health care coverage coming to valley
Merced Sun-Star

An estimated 20,110 residents in Merced County will be among nearly 3 million uninsured or poorly insured Californians eligible for tax credits to help them buy insurance before the federal health care law kicks in next year, according to a report released Tuesday. In the Northern San Joaquin Valley, almost 40 percent of those people are young adults, ages 18 to 35, who have no insurance or are offered substandard coverage by employers.