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California exchange signs up 12 insurers, loses Ventura County plan
Los Angeles Times

California signed contracts with 12 health insurers for its new state-run marketplace, but the Ventura County Health Care Plan unexpectedly dropped out.

Covered California, which is implementing the federal healthcare law in the state, said it supported Ventura County’s decision to opt out next year and that it welcomes a subsequent bid for 2015.

The exchange said it will now provide three health plans — Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California — to Ventura County residents.

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