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L.A. Now Live: California scrambling to explain new health law

Times healthcare reporter Anna Gorman will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Monday to discuss the state's plans for healthcare expansion under federal healthcare reform.

As Gorman reported today, California officials are scrambling to create the state's first healthcare exchange, amid widespread confusion about how the plan will work.

Under federal law, each state is supposed to create its own state-run exchange that will negotiate with insurers for the best rates and assist consumers in choosing a plan. How the system works in California will be an important test of the healthcare law, at a time when many Republican-led states are resisting implementation.

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