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Special session on health care planned for end of month
Sacramento Business Journal

One new thing about the proposed state budget: it has a whole section related to health care reform, which will seriously kick in during the next budget cycle. California is waiting guidance from the federal government on a number of matters, but the timeline for decision-making is short and there’s a lot the state Legislature can do on its own. State health officials are in discussions with legislative leaders about what needs to be done immediately and what will take a little more time, California Health Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley said in a call with reporters Thursday morning. Plans for a special session of the Legislature are expected by the end of January, after a work plan is decided.