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State Senate leader backs Medi-Cal expansion
Los Angeles Times

The Democratic leader of the state Senate urged Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday to expand the state’s public health system as part of the implementation of the federal healthcare overhaul signed by President Obama in 2010. Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) told reporters Thursday that he looked forward to an expansion of Medi-Cal, the state’s public insurance system for the poor, during the next year.