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Report: 70,000 county residents to get health insurance in health care overhaul
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

An expansion of Medicaid in President Barack Obama’s massive health care overhaul is expected to bring health coverage to 70,000 uninsured Sonoma County residents, according to a comprehensive assessment of the law’s local impacts. The report, which will be presented at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, summarizes the effects of the law and was prepared by county health officials several months ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline for the state to begin enrolling patients in its health benefit exchange.