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Health care reform needs local plans
The Mercury News

Federal health care reform goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, but it won’t be as simple as flipping a switch. State officials must take a number of steps to ensure the system works as intended, getting as many people as possible into affordable coverage. While the state took a huge step forward in 2010 by creating the California Health Benefits Exchange, ensuring that lower-income Californians will be able to afford basic benefits remains an unanswered challenge.