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State agency providing insurance for people with pre-existing conditions to shut down
Sacramento Business Journal

The the new state budget approved by legislators Sunday quietly pulls the plug on a small state agency established 24 years ago to meet the needs of California residents who could not get health insurance because of pre-existing medical conditions.

The Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board will cease operations June 30. Other programs formerly at the agency have — or are — being taken over by the California Department of Health Care Services, including Healthy Families and Access for Infants and Mothers.