Optimist: Daniel Frank, COOof Regal Medical Group, at the offices of the doctors’ group in Northridge.

Optimist: Daniel Frank, COOof Regal Medical Group, at the offices of the doctors’ group in Northridge.

After all the lawsuits and politicking, Obamacare is about to become a reality. And it will disrupt the local health care industry like nothing before it. Employers worry about their premium prices. Hospitals need to improve surgical outcomes. Insurers aren’t sure how the bottom line will break down. Daniel Frank, above, at Regal Medical Group in Northridge, believes reform will bring more patients – and money. Others are more pessimistic, but either way all are racing to get ready. The Business Journal takes the industry’s pulse in this special report.

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