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Time to fix regional disparities in health costs
Sacramento Bee

The “Middle Class Cliff of Doom,” an apt phrase coined by a Fair Oaks family, reveals a problem that needs to be fixed in the health care overhaul: big geographic disparities.

If you live in Southern California and don’t get insurance through an employer, you can get a good deal on the state exchange, Covered California, across the income spectrum because there’s competition and choice among insurers and hospitals. In Northern California, not so much.