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Because of a coroner’s mistake, a man thought he said goodbye forever to his son.
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Local ER visits soar after Obamacare

Former President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law greatly expanded coverage for tens of thousands of poor Sonoma County residents, many of whom continue to turn to emergency departments at local hospitals for their primary care.

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