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Santa Cruz County prepares as health care changes near
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County is set to hire dozens of new workers to prepare for sweeping health care changes that will bring new insurance coverage for thousands of residents.

Those state-funded workers will handle an expected rush of people signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the controversial 2010 bill that includes a vast Medicaid expansion going into effect Jan. 1. The county Board of Supervisors heard an update Tuesday on local efforts to prepare for that day.

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