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Federal healthcare fight comes to Legislature
Los Angeles Times

Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) introduced a measure that would establish a key piece of the new federal healthcare bill passed earlier this year for California.

The measure, AB 1602, would set up a statewide clearinghouse where insurers could have their plans certified by the state, and individuals or small businesses could come to buy healthcare coverage. The establishment of this new “health benefit exchange” is expected to be controversial, and has already met some opposition from insurance companies that sell policies to individual customers.

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