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Counties consider public option as part of healthcare reform

California continues the arduous work of building a healthcare exchange, but some counties have already made decisions that rule out the options provided by healthcare reform legislation. The Orange County Board of Supervisors was quick to forbid the public option allowed by a California law passed late last year. Other counties, including Santa Barbara and San Francisco, are still weighing their choices and considering offering a public option to compete with private insurers on the exchange.