Health Care Reform

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President Obama signed legislation on March 23, 2010, to overhaul the nation's health care system and guarantee access to medical insurance for tens of millions of Americans. The measure will require most Americans to have health insurance coverage; would add 16 million people to the Medicaid rolls; and would subsidize private coverage for low- and middle-income people. It will regulate private insurers more closely, banning practices such as denial of care for pre-existing conditions.

The White House has a web page dedicated to inform consumers about the new laws and how some may be affected by the change.

California is taking action to responsibly implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California and is working with federal officials to ensure that the state receives the resources and flexibility it needs to deliver on the promise of expanded coverage, affordability and improved health outcomes.

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