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Humboldt County implementing health care reform initiatives, working to increase healthy food option

One of the initiatives of national health care reform involves promoting healthy lifestyles, and Humboldt County officials said this week they’re working to increase the distribution of nutritious food as a way to encourage healthy habits. Health care reform, known as the Affordable Care Act, was set in motion two years ago when it was signed into law March 23, 2010. Under the controversial law, everyone is required to have health insurance by 2014, but many of the law’s components — such as providing free preventive services like mammograms — have already been rolled out.