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California healthcare exchange sets benefits and costs for plans
Southern California Public Radio

The state’s healthcare exchange, Covered California, began a small revolution Wednesday when standardized benefits and costs were unveiled for insurance plans it will begin selling next year.

The federal government’s Affordable Care Act requires most people to have insurance by January 1, 2014. The law requires insurance companies to offer certain minimum benefits to consumers, but California’s health care exchange — which will offer one-stop shopping for individuals and small business owners — are taking it a step further.

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