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What Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Did Right

SchhwarzeneggerThe Obamacare rollout in California has been bumpy, but it’s running much more smoothly here than in most of America. And for that, we can thank former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Gov. Jerry Brown deserves kudos, too. But it was Schwarzenegger who leapt in and became the nation’s first governor to embrace the federal Affordable Care Act and begin planning to implement the ambitious program. ”The Republican governor who preceded us jumped early and we accepted the baton that he tossed,” says Diana Dooley, Brown’s secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency. She also chairs the board for Covered California, the insurance exchange that operates Obamacare in the state.