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The emergency entrance to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is seen on October 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
The state estimates the new federal health care law will cost California more than $2 billion. That’s because it will have to pick up half of the tab for people who are newly enrolled in Medi-Cal. Will the predicted federal savings from the health care overhaul come at the state's expense? What will be the federal government's role in insuring Californians?
George Skelton, LA Times columnist
Jean Ross, Executive Director, California Budget Project
Gerald Kominski, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health Services UCLA School of Public Health and Associate Director UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Brennan Cassidy, M.D., president of the California Medical Association