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Supes talk health care reform planning

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation Tuesday laying out local changes that are expected to take place with the enactment of national health care legislation. Health and Human Services legislative analyst Nancy Stark told the board that many provisions in the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014. California’s Medi-Cal program will expand, Stark said, becoming available to anyone below 138 percent of the national poverty level.