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New rules needed to bring Obamacare to California
San Francisco Chronicle

Health care in America will be a whole new ballgame as of Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare, goes into full effect. Getting there, however, requires remaking the health care landscape to change not only who is eligible for health care but who delivers it. Wednesday’s Open Forum offers opposing views on what the medical profession calls “scope of care.” Should your pharmacist be able to offer medicines other than those prescribed by a doctor if the prescription is causing deleterious side effects?