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Health shift will affect 860,000 Calif. children
Sacramento Bee

California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley said she is confident the state can eliminate a health insurance program serving more than 860,000 children from low-income families without disrupting the quality of care.

The state is eliminating its Healthy Families program and moving those children into the state’s Medicaid program to save a projected $73 million a year. A state Senate committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to examine the transition.

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