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Health law expands treatment for addicts in Calif.
San Francisco Chronicle

More than twice as many drug and alcohol addicts in California will be eligible for health insurance covering substance abuse treatment when federal health care reforms kick in next year. Throughout the state, and particularly in Los Angeles County where the largest share of people get treated for substance abuse through the public health system, providers are scrambling for ways to serve the wave of expected patients. Officials remain uncertain how the new programs will be funded under the Affordable Care Act.