Raindrops on a windshield blurred the view of a woman Wednesday in San Francisco. California, which is suffering through a drought, is getting some much-needed precipitation this week. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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California Toasts 2013's Record Wine Grape Harvest

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Family Planning Squeezed In California By Health Law

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Sniper Attack On Power Station Highlights Grid's Vulnerability

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Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

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SoloHealth owns 3,500 health screening kiosks like this one in San Francisco. In some states, the company sells customer contact information to insurers. April Dembosky hide caption

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After Checking Blood Pressure, Kiosks Give Sales Leads To Insurers

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O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, Calif., is encouraging uninsured patients to sign up for coverage in the emergency room. Sarah Varney for NPR hide caption

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California Hospital Workers Pitch Obamacare To ER Patients

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California County Pushes Drugmakers To Pay For Pill Waste

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Martha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood. She's still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California's expansion of Medicaid. Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row's 'Ugly Reality'

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Food banks have become a primary source of nutrition for rural farmworker communities in the Central Valley. Scott Anger/KQED hide caption

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Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker's Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family

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Shoppers get ready to pay at Costco Wholesale in Mountain View, Calif. For the next couple of weeks, Californians whose insurance was canceled have some unusual options, including an Aetna plan available only at Costco. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Amid insurance cancellations, some people are finding better coverage through Covered California, the state's health exchange. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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These Californians Greeted Canceled Health Plans With Smiles

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