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Jerry Brown wants wiggle room from feds on healthcare
Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown said implementation of the new federal healthcare law is at the top of his agenda as he meets with other governors in the nation’s capital this weekend. In particular, Brown hopes to coordinate with other state leaders about how to expand coverage to the poor under the federal Medicaid program. Speaking to reporters at the National Governors Assn. winter meetings in Washington on Saturday, Brown said he wants to “build support among the governors for an appropriate state rule in the Medicaid expansion.”

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