California is more heavily invested in the federal Affordable Care Act than any other state because it has, by far, the nation's largest number of medically uninsured residents and has embraced the law more fully than any other state.
We are, in brief, the test subjects to determine whether the sweeping act can work nationally or is fatally flawed.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature have expanded eligibility for Medi-Cal, the state's program of health care for the poor, to a million or more additional enrollees on the promise of heavy federal subsidies.
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