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Thousands of California children are in danger of losing health insurance

Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2008

California's promising strides toward extending medical coverage to all its children has stalled, and thousands of kids are in danger of losing insurance. The trend is likely to further destabilize California's already shaky healthcare system: Uninsured children are more likely to end up in the hospital or in the state's clogged emergency rooms, where much of the cost of their care is passed along to insured people through higher premiums.