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Our View: All eyes are on California health reform
Merced Sun-Star

The November election ensured that the most ambitious health care reform since the creation of Medicare in 1965 will take full effect in January 2014. California, like other states, is gearing up to ensure affordable insurance is available when the individual mandate kicks in, requiring Americans to maintain health insurance coverage so they don’t pass their costs to others. We are far ahead of most states in setting up a marketplace — an “exchange” called “Covered California” — where people can buy health insurance if their employer doesn’t provide coverage.

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