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Governor signs bills for health care exchange
San Francisco Chronicle

California on Thursday became the first state in the nation to start setting up a health care exchange, the virtual marketplace where consumers will be able to buy coverage under the new federal health law.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two bills – SB900, by Sen. Elaine Alquist, D-Santa Clara, and AB1602, by Assembly Speaker John Pérez, D-Los Angeles – which together create the framework for the California Health Benefit Exchange.