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Jerry Brown veto seeks stronger ties between California health law and federal act
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday requiring California health insurers to cover all individuals regardless of medical condition, citing a technical flaw rather than opposition to the most popular part of the federal health care overhaul. The Democratic governor was concerned that Senate Bill 961 and Assembly Bill 1461 would force health insurers to carry out the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California even if federal leaders dramatically change the law, such as eliminating the requirement that everyone carry insurance or pay a penalty.