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California 1st state to create health benefit exchange

California Health Benefit Exchange will help California consumers and small businesses shop for and buy competitive health insurance starting in 2014.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two bills that will make California the first state to establish a health insurance exchange under the federal health reform law. The governor also unveiled a new state website to help Californians understand changes under federal health reform.

View governor’s press release

See media coverage: San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, Los Angeles Times, The Associated Press, Sacramento Business JournalCalifornia Healthline

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