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Bill seeks to reduce health care exchange secrecy
San Francisco Chronicle

A state legislative committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require California’s health insurance exchange to make more contract information publicly available, even as advocates for open government urged lawmakers to go further.

The Senate Health Committee voted 9-0 to pass the legislation by Republican Sen. Bill Emmerson and Democratic Sen. Mark DeSaulnier. They introduced the bill, SB332, after a story by The Associated Press revealed the unique degree of privacy granted to Covered California, as the exchange is called.

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