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Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline To Tackle Health Reform

California lawmakers are up against a tight deadline to get the state ready for the full rollout of healthcare reform. A variety of major decisions need to be made quickly. States are required to launch their new online insurance marketplaces by January 2014. But California wants to open registration next October. Anthony Wright, who directs the non-profit group Health Access California, said the state must get ready to add about 2 million people to the Medi-Cal program. Wright said lawmakers need to pass some rules to make the enrollment process as easy as possible. That’s because there’s a lot of money at stake according to a report at KPBS radio.