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Mixed reviews for Gov. Schwarzenegger on California healthcare bills

San Francisco Chronicle, October 13, 2009

Consumer and health advocates gave California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger low marks for vetoing many health-related bills, but noted he signed several pieces of legislation expected to improve state residents' access to services, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. One of the bills the governor vetoed would have restricted the ability of health insurers to drop policyholders who the insurers maintain made a fraudulent claim to gain treatment, even if the basis of the fraud charge was a small or inadvertent error.