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For Low-Income Drug Users, Medi-Cal Offers A Fresh Start

Breann Johnson stopped using heroin on Mother’s Day this year, determined to end her 13-year addiction. Days later, she began three months of residential treatment in Riverside, Calif. — all paid for...
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