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Obamacare Nears, but Hurdles Remain for the Needy in OC
Voice of OC

Beginning in January, about 280,000 lower-income, medically uninsured residents of Orange County could qualify for coverage under Obamacare, but it’s unclear whether the clinics serving poor residents will be ready to accommodate an influx of new patients or even whether the people who qualify will sign up. Implementing the next step of the new health care reform law, officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA, “is a huge endeavor,” said Isabel Becerra, CEO of the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers, whose 67 clinics form the county’s medical safety net.